Parking General Information

Car Parks

Long Stay Car Parks

Long stay car parks are located in all towns Islandwide and allow for stays of 24 hours from the available tariffs. Additional days can be purchased by displaying the required number of day tickets side by side on the dashboard of your vehicle.

The tariffs can also be purchased using the paybyphone system, with instructions and location numbers displayed on the ticket machines.

Permits are also available that allow unlimited stay within any long stay car park.

For a list of long stay car parks - Click Here.

Short Stay Car Parks

Short stay car parks are located near to town centres and allow a maximum stay of five hours.

For a list of short stay car parks - Click Here.

Payment Methods

If you are a non permit holder you will need to make payment at the machines using either cash, credit/debit card (at selected machines) or the paybyphone system, which has instructions and location numbers displayed on the ticket machines.

For more details on how to use the paybyphone system please Click Here.

Free Car Parks

The council operates and maintains a number of car parks that are free to use, situated in various locations across the Island. These are subject to maximum stay restrictions, which will be stated at the locations.

For a list of free car parks - Click here.

Car Parks Location Map

To view where the Island’s short stay and long stay car parks are, please Click here.
Note that Penalty Charge Notices (up to £70) will be issued for the following parking contraventions:

  • No valid ticket, ticket expired, parking permit expired.
  • Misuse of a parking permit.
  • Improper parking, misuse of disabled bays, misuse of motorcycle bays.
  • Not parked with a designated bay.
  • Any other violation of the parking order. 

Motorhome Parking

Should you be visiting the Island in a motorhome, for a list of suitable car parks, please Click here.
For an Island map of these locations, please Click here.