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Parking charges and ways to pay for parking

Most of our car parks where charges apply are pay and display but we are moving towards a cashless option called MiPermit.

If you want to use a ticket machine, find a parking space, pay the relevant fee and display the ticket clearly within your vehicle.

Service changes due to the coronavirus outbreak

To help protect our staff from infection from the coronavirus on coins and money, we have taken the decision to only accept card payments on our car parking machines. Customers are also encouraged to use the MiPermit app.

Using the MiPermit app

If you want to use the cashless MiPermit system, find a parking space and use the MiPermit app - downloadable from the Google Play and Apple stores - to buy your digital 'ticket'. To buy a parking session, you will need to enter a specific code for that car park. These codes can be found below and on signage in the car parks.

All purchased permits can be managed from the MiPermit app, which can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play stores. You cannot buy a permit from the app.

Please note, you will not actually receive a paper ticket to display in your vehicle. Instead, the details will be registered on the MiPermit system which is used by our enforcement team.

Cashless parking (MiPermit)

You can now pay for parking in many of our car parks using the MiPermit app.

Follow the instructions on the payment machines for the details or go to the MiPermit website

Go to the MiPermit website

Got to the MiPermit help page

You will not be issued with paper tickets for your stay using the MiPermit app. The payment will be automatically updated in our car parking systems and if an enforcement officer does check your vehicle, the system will be updated with your vehicle details and the payment.

You can use the MiPermit app to add more time to your parking at any point.

The code for each of the car parks is
CodeCar park nameNo of spacesVehiclesPostcodeArea
712220Otley Road87CarsCA12 5LEKeswick
712221Bell Close121CarsCA12 5JYKeswick
712222Central334CarsCA12 5DPKeswick
712223Lakeside243CarsCA12 5DJKeswick
712224Lakeside4CoachesCA12 5DJKeswick
712201Central Station303CarsCA14 3BUWorkington
712202Brow Top157CarsCA14 3ABWorkington
712231Brow Top Annex98CarsCA14 3ABWorkington
712203Elizabeth Street15CarsCA14 4BUWorkington
712204Allerdale House169CarsCA14 3YJWorkington
712205Udale Street35CarsCA14 3ANWorkington
712206Ladies Walk30CarsCA14 3BAWorkington
712214Water Street203CarsCA7 9AAWigton
712225Memorial Gardens (aka Wakefield Road)115CarsCA13 0HRCockermouth
712226Sullart Street62CarsCA13 0DYCockermouth
712228Bitterbeck69CarsCA13 9NWCockermouth
712230Riverside34CarsCA13 9NPCockermouth

Other ways to pay for parking in our car parks

Our multi-storey car park in Workington

This is pay on exit. Just take a ticket at the barrier, and pay at the machines before you return to your car.

Paying by cash and card

Our machines only take card payments due to the risk from coronavirus.

Parking permits

If you use our car parks regularly you can buy a parking permit to save you money.

Charges in our car parks

Find out our fees and charges for our car parks in our fees and charges document.

We provide a special 'early bird' offer at our multi-storey car park in Workington. Arrive before 9am and it is just £2.50 all day.

Penalty Charge Notices

If you feel you have received a penalty change notice (parking fine) incorrectly, you can appeal against it.