General Parking Services

Car Parks

Long stay car parks are located in all towns on the Island and payment can be made for periods of between 30 minutes up to 10 chargeable hours.  Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machine or alternatively payment can be made using the PayByPhone system.  Instructions and location numbers are displayed on the ticket machines.

Should extended periods be required, payment should be made using the PaybyPhone system.

View a list of long stay car parks (302kb)

Short stay car parks are located near to town centres and tickets can be purchased for periods of between 30 minutes up to the maximum stay which is three hours. Regardless of how short a period you stay within the car park, as soon as you leave the area, return is then prohibited for a further three hours. 

Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machine or alternatively payment can be made using the PayByPhone system.  Instructions and location numbers are displayed on the ticket machines.

View a list of short stay car parks (395kb)

Payment Methods

Payment for parking can be made at the ticket machines using either cash, credit/debit card (at selected machines) or by 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 visit their website.

Pay by Phone Location Codes (206 kb).

Please note: All PayByPhone transactions are subject to an initial transaction fee of 20p; this provides the motorist with benefits such as the ability to add time remotely, email; confirmation and online receipts. Optional texts are charged at 10p per text. (Prices correct as at January 2017)

Free Car Parks

The council operates and maintains a number of free to use car parks at various locations across the island. These are subject to maximum stay restrictions, which will be stated at the locations. Whilst the locations may be free of charge, restrictions may apply.

View a list of free car parks (303kb)

Motorhome parking

If you are visiting the island in a motorhome, please view a list of car parks suitable for motorhome parking (PDF, 348KB) 

Ventnor Town Council Car Parks

In August 2015, Ventnor Town Council took over the management of Dudley Road, Market Street, Pound Lane and Shore Road car parks in Ventnor.

Any queries or parking permit application for these locations should be directed to Ventnor Town Council using one of the below methods:

Please note: that whilst permits for these car parks are now issued by Ventnor Town Council, the Isle of Wight Council will continue to issue the South Wight Housing permits for use in Pound Lane car park.