Parking charges

Free parking for Christmas shoppers

We at the borough council and Northampton Business Improvement District are co-funding this initiative, which will mean free parking in the Grosvenor Centre, Mayorhold, St Michael’s and St John’s car parks on the following Saturdays:

  • 23 November
  • 30 November
  • 7 December
  • 14 December
  • 21 December 

Free parking will also be available from 5.30pm on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Monday 23 December, to coincide with the Grosvenor Centre's late opening evenings (shops are open until 7.30pm).

Blue Badge and motorcycle parking

Blue Badge holders and motorcycles park free of charge.

Sunday parking

Car parks: it is free to park on Sundays in all council car parks.

On-street parking: please check tariff information shown on the machines as charges may apply

Surface car parks

Monday to Saturday

1 hour £1
2 hours £2
3 hours £3
4 hours £4
5 hours £5
All day

Car parks within the inner ring-road: £8

Outside the inner ring-road: £6

Evening/overnight £2

Short-stay car parks

Monday to Saturday

The Ridings

1 hour £1
2 hours £2
3 hours £3
4 hours £4
5 hours £5
Evening/overnight £2

Commercial Street South

1 hour £1
2 hours £2
3 hours £3
Evening/overnight £2

Multi-storey car parks

Monday to Friday

1 hour £1
2 hours £2
3 hours £3
4 hours £4
5 hours £5
All day

Car parks within the inner ring-road: £8

Outside the inner ring-road: £6

Evening/overnight £2

Saturday

1 hour Free
2 hours Free
3 hours £1
4 hours £2
5 hours £3
All day £5
Evening/overnight £2

Payment methods

The majority of the town's car parks operate on a pay and display basis with machines located throughout the car parks.

All surface car parks accept coins and some of the busiest central car parks now also accept card and contactless payments.

Our 4 'pay on foot' multi-storey car parks accept cards, coins and notes.

Please check price boards in car parks to ensure you pay the correct amount for your stay.

If you encounter a problem with any of our machines please call 01604 838446 for help.

If you can provide as many details as possible such as time and date, car park name and machine number, this will help us resolve your issue quicker.

Parking fines

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) and parking enforcement are dealt with by Northamptonshire County Council.  You can contact the Parking Management Services Team on 0845 680 0153