Parking and Roads

Essential maintenance work on the A47 at Gorleston
Please see the information from Highways England about the roadworks starting 8 January 2018. These works are not scheduled to finish until early March 2018.

We offer pay and display cark parks as well as a residents' parking scheme. You could also get a refund on your first hour of parking in our town centre car parks. We operate civil parking enforcement as part of the Norfolk Parking Partnership.

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Where can I park in town?

We offer 24-hour parking in most of our pay and display car parks. See our map below for prices and locations - the blue icons indicate short-stay parking, the green indicate long-stay.

You can park motorcycles for free at the South Quay, North Drive, Euston Road, Central Beach and King Street car parks as well as in designated bays. You can also pay to park them in normal bays.

Do I have to pay for disabled parking?

Yes. We charge the same prices for disabled bays at our pay and display car parks. However, if you park on the seafront and display a valid blue badge, you do not have to pay. You can also park for up to three hours on permitted double-lined areas if you display a blue badge and parking clock set to the time that you arrived. Please check The Blue Badge scheme book that you receive with the blue badge for a full list of places where you can and can't park.

Can I apply for a parking exemption?

You can apply for a temporary parking exemption if you need to park close to a property to carry out works and there are certain restrictions in place.

There are two types of permit:

  • Dispensation permits - these allow you to park on single- or double-yellow lines and in timed bays and cost £5 per day per vehicle
  • Contractor permits - these allow you to park in a resident's bay and cost £2.50 per day per vehicle or £8 per week

You must apply at least three days before you need the exemption (weekends not included). We may not allow exemptions if they adversely affect other people or could cause danger.

You can also apply to suspend parking bays for things like maintenance work or special events. You must give a minimum of 10 days' notice if you want to apply for a suspension.

How do I pay or appeal a parking fine?

You can pay or appeal a parking fine online. For full details of the appeals process please visit the PATROL website.

Can I pre-pay for parking?

Yes, you can pre-book weekly, weekend or monthly tickets for all but the following car parks:

Ticket type

Ticket validity and cost

Car parks where ticket is NOT valid


A Weekly Car Park Rover ticket is valid for eight days from the day you buy it and costs £27.00

Howard Street (Palmers), Marina Centre North and South, Blackfriars Road and Middlegate


A 3 Day (72hr) Car Park Rover ticket is valid from midday Friday until the following Monday at midday and costs £10.00

Howard Street (Palmers), Marina Centre North and South, Blackfriars Road and Middlegate


A Monthly Permit ticket cost £75.00 per calendar month except Fullers Hill car park and Beach Coach Station where they cost £32.00 per calendar month

Howard Street (Palmers), Euston Road, Anchor Gardens, Marina Centre North and South, Blackfriars, Middlegate, Jetty North and South

All pre-paid tickets must be displayed in the vehicle at all times when parked on a car park, for this reason you are advised to purchase them in advance of the intended start date. Please allow five working days for the permit to be posted to you. Failure to display a valid ticket will result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued against your vehicle.

You can also buy weekend tickets from Beach Coach Station, Sandown Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EY (from 30 June - 30 September) or from Tourist Information, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EN

Do you offer any residents' parking?

Yes. Our resident parking bays operate between 8am and 6pm - anyone living within our pdf icon permit zone [57kb] can apply for a permit. You have to apply separately for a business permit and if you want a permit for a company car you will have to provide a headed letter from your company as proof. Please note that if you purchase your permits online they will be posted to the address supplied and will only be valid once received and displayed in your vehicle. Please allow three working days for delivery.

The yearly charges for permits are:

  • £40.00 for a residents and visitors permit
  • £130.00 for a business permit
  • £40.00 for a business visitor permit

Non-resident blue badge holders can park all day for free, but we request that residents with blue badges also apply for a resident's permit - we will not charge you for this.

Only one visitor permit is permitted per address.

Can non-residents park in resident parking bays?

Non-residents can buy vouchers that allow them to park in shared use parking bays between 9am and 4pm. These cost £3 per day and are available from:

  • Tourist Information, Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade
  • Crown Stores, 60-61 Crown Road
  • Roundabout Stores, 18 St Peter's Road
  • Childs Newsagents, 129 Nelson Road Central

pdf icon Download a map of the shared use parking bays [679kb].

I need to report a fault

Norfolk County Council maintains most of the 6,000 miles of roads in Norfolk. To report a problem, including potholes, problems with street lights, traffic lights, pavements, bridges and flooding refer to Norfolk County Council's Report a Fault service.

If you need to report a problem with drains please refer to our overview of drains and drainage to see who is responsible for public and private drains and sewerage services.

Do you offer garages for rent?

We have a number of Council owned garages available for let across the Borough. To find out how much it costs and how to apply for a council garage refer to the information on renting a council garage here.

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