The council aims is to provide the highest standards of security and customer care for car park users in Sunderland, with many of the car parks in the city centre having attained "Safer Parking" status.
Parking management scheme
Phase 2 of the Sunderland Royal Hospital Parking Management Scheme (PMS2) will come into effect on 16 September 2013.
This page gives more information on council run car parks, and lists those which have been awarded safer parking staus.
Free parking this Christmas
Park free in Sunderland city centre after 3pm Thursdays and Fridays and all day at weekends, when using City Council on and off-street car parks in the run up to Christmas.
Motor cycle parking
Motor cycle parking is free at all Pay and Display car parks, this page gives more information and a map of car parking.
Bicycle parking is available within several carparks across the city, this page lists them and provides more information.
Paying or appealing penalty charge notices
You can pay for, or appeal, your penalty charge notices (parking tickets) on this page.
Management and enforcement of parking in Sunderland
This section shows how parking in Sunderland is managed and enforced, including information on the Sunderland Parking Charter and any parking reports.
Off-street parking permits
This page has information on off street parking permits
Street parking zones
This page gives more information on the Controlled Parking Zone in Sunderland City Centre
Park and ride
While we don't provide Park and Ride schemes in Sunderland, there are several large car parks next to some metro stops. This page provides more information on these car parks.
Parking for disabled persons
This page contains information on parking for disabled people in Sunderland.
This page provides information on Shopmobility, a scheme whereby people with mobility difficulties can hire either wheelchairs or electric scooters to enable them to get about within the Bridges Shopping Centre.
All surface car parks are available and are free for Sunday parking, this page contains more information on Sunday parking.
Evening and overnight parking
There are three car parks available for evening and overnight parking in the city centre, this page lists them and provides more information.
Charge your car
Plug in and power up at one of the city's 30 new electric vehicle re-charging points