Pay and display bays
Find out what pay and display bays are for, when you can use them and answers to frequently asked questions.
What pay and display bays are for
Pay and display bays are for vehicles with a pay and display ticket. These are purchased from one of the machines by the bays on the street.
Can I park in a pay and display bay?
You can park in a pay and display bay if you have purchased a ticket from a machine on the street.
You must make sure that:
- the ticket is valid
- the ticket is clearly displayed so that the details such as the expiry time/date can be seen from the outside of the vehicle
- the correct tariff has been paid
- the vehicle is parked completely within the bay markings
- the bay is not suspended
- you have not overstayed the maximum stay as stated on the sign on the street
You can also park in a pay and display bay with a traders permit.
Can I park a motorcycle in a pay and display bay?
You cannot park in a pay and display bay with a motorcycle.
We provide free motorcycle parking throughout the city and you should leave your motorcycle in one of these bays.
Can I park a trike in a pay and display bay?
You can park a trike in a pay and display bay. Please ensure that you have somewhere secure to display the ticket so that it cannot easily fall off or be taken.
Why do we have pay and display bays?
We have pay and display bays across the city so we can provide wide access to all parts of the city for different motorists.
How much does it cost to park in a pay and display bay?
The cost of parking in pay and display bays does vary by location. This is due to the different demands on parking spaces.
How do I know what the restrictions are?
The sign on the street will tell you this. If no times are shown the bay operates at all times, 24 hours a day and every day.
I have received a penalty charge notice when parking in a pay and display bay, what do I do?
You should check that you can park in the pay and display bay, that you have displayed your traders permit or pay and display ticket correctly and the expiry time of your pay and display ticket.
You should then decide whether to: