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Parking, roads and transport

We are responsible for parking services - from managing car parks to introducing parking controls such as resident parking schemes to address local parking issues. 

We also help keep the streets clear by tackling illegally parked or abandoned vehicles. We are responsible for making sure streets are clearly and logically named and numbered.

Our aim is to make it as easy and safe as possible for residents, businesses and visitors to travel around the District and to find somewhere to park. 

Services to maintain our roads and pavements are carried out by Hertfordshire County Council, including potholes, faulty streetlights and traffic signs, weed control, and over-grown trees. But we’ll point you in the right direction to make it easy for you to report issues and have these sorted out. 

Parking Services Covid-19 Update

Parking Services Covid-19 Update

Following  guidance from the British Parking Association and the Government’s lockdown regulations and considering the needs of our residents and visitors, in response to the latest Covid-19 lockdown restrictions,   New car parking measures have come into force in St Albans District during the lockdown to respond to the needs of residents.

Pressure on our street spaces has grown with more people working from home rather than travelling by car to work. Therefore, St Albans City and District Council has decided to allow residents from high-demand Controlled Parking Zones to use nearby car parks for free as an overflow. However, They must have a valid resident’s permit on display and keep to the marked parking bays bays. Residents who qualify for the scheme will be contacted directly by the Council.

The Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers – formerly known as traffic wardens – are focusing on major routes such as City Centre streets. They are also making it a priority to deal with dangerous, obstructive and anti-social parking such as blocking a driveway or parking on double-yellow lines near junctions.

CEOs will continue to keep an eye for parking infringements in the District where demand for spaces is intense.

To help residents who may have trouble parking overnight beside their home, the free parking period at Council car parks has been extended by two hours. Charges apply from 8.30am to 5.30pm rather than the normal 7.30am to 6.30pm.

Help with permits;
Residents are also allowed to buy an extra two books of visitor permits above the usual personal allowance to help with the additional parking needs.

All of these measures will remain in force until the end of the second lockdown which is scheduled to finish on Thursday 2 December. We will provide updates on this page as and when changes are made.

The Council is continuing its policy of giving car park concessions to critical care workers such as NHS staff and COVID-19 volunteers as well as health and social care workers.
This measure was introduced at the start of the pandemic and has been maintained ever since.

For more help or assistance please email parkingpermits@stalbans.gov.uk or call 01727 751 824 and chose the appropriate option for your enquiry.      

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