Manchester City Council

Roads, parking & transport On-Street Parking

Pay and display parking bays

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We manage parking provision in the city centre and ensure there is a regular turnover of parking spaces to enable residents, shoppers, visitors and workers access to the city.

On-street parking for up to 10 hours is provided by pay and display bays which operate between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Sunday in Zones 1 to 3. In Zone 4, the same rules apply with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays when you can pay for parking for the entire weekend.

After 8pm, and before 8am on the following day, there is no charge for using any of our on-street parking bays (subject to parking restrictions). Please be aware though that if your car is left unattended overnight you may be fined if you have not collected it or paid for your parking after 8am.

There are also no charges for using our bays on Bank Holidays and if you are a Blue Badge holder, all on-street parking in the city centre is free.

Be aware that special events in the controlled parking zone may impact where you can park.

View the full details of our parking restrictions.

Outside our Controlled Parking Zone, charges and restrictions may still apply. Always check for signposts, street markings, entry signs and notifications before you park.

City Centre parking zones

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