On street pay and display machines are used in the town centre areas of Torquay and Paignton. You can buy a permit which allows you to park in all on street pay and display bays in Torbay.

All on street sites except for commuter sites

  • 50p for 30 minutes
  • £1 for up to one hour
  • £1.50 for up to one and a half hours
  • £2 for up to two hours
  • £3 for up to three hours
  • £4 for up to four hours
  • £10 for up to 24 hours

Commuter sites at Lymington Road, Magdalene Road, Newton Road, Sands Road and Steartfield Road

  • £1.50 for up to four hours
  • £2.50 all day

Locations

Payment must be made at the pay and display machines in all the on street locations to avoid a Penalty Charge Notice being issued with the exception of the vehicles stated below.

Blue Badge Users

Vehicles using a disabled blue badge to park are able to use on street pay and display bays free of charge. They are also able to stay at the location for an unlimited amount of time.

House Removals

If there are parking restrictions outside of a property you are moving in to or out of, please contact Parking Services on 01803 207417 to inform us that this is happening. Removals vehicles are able to park free of charge in on street pay and display bays for the duration of the move, however we must be given prior notice to the move date. Failure to inform us may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice. 

Other Vehicles

Goods vehicles used by scaffolders when erecting scaffold or flat roofers using hot tar can park free of charge in on street pay and display bays for the duration of works being carried out, however prior notice must be given to us. Failure to inform us may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

Loading/Unloading

Loading and unloading within on street pay and display bays is not permitted free of charge. A parking dispensation notice is available for goods vehicles and large deliveries. Private and non goods vehicles must purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines adjacent to the on street bay. Alternatively private and non goods vehicles can use double yellow lines or a loading bay to load or unload without making payment.

Parking Dispensation Notice

Dispensations are available for vehicles to park in on street pay and display bays, as at other on street restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are faced with commonly asked questions from the public regarding on street parking and we have a series of FAQ's dedicated to helping solve any queries you may have.

There are parking restriction signs in the relevant streets stating payment is required, the maximum stay and return times as well as directing motorists to the relevant pay and display machines situated in the street by the use of directional arrows. Before leaving a vehicle unattended the motorist should read the signs and the notice on the pay and display machines for terms and conditions.

When visiting on street pay and display parking bays, Civil Enforcement Officers will check the expiry time of tickets and vehicles. If parking time has expired on the ticket purchased or a ticket is not displayed the Civil Enforcement Officer will check the nearest pay and display machine to see if a motorist is purchasing a ticket. If no one is present at the pay and display machine a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued and notes made in the Civil Enforcement Officers pocket book to that affect. If a motorist is in the process of purchasing a ticket from the nearest pay and display machine they will be given time to purchase the ticket and return to the vehicle to display the ticket and in these instances only, a Penalty Charge Notice will not be issued.

Any vehicles which park outside the bay markings overlapping in the next bay, preventing other motorists using that bay will be issued a Penalty Charge Notice if only one ticket has been purchased for one parking bay.

For large vehicles such as motor homes, two tickets must be purchased for two parking bays if the vehicle is too large to fit in one parking bay. Civil Enforcement Officers may also issue Penalty Charge Notices where vehicles overlap the marked parking bays into the highway itself where an obstruction occurs.

Meter feeding is not permitted in any on street pay and display parking bays to extend the parking period beyond the maximum stay allowed at that location.