Car parks and on-street parking

We provide a range of car parks across the borough; some are free and others are pay and display.

Parking is free in town centre car parks on Saturdays and Sundays, although some restrictions apply. Please always check the signs in the car park if you have any doubt.

You can pay for parking through the RingGo app, by phone, or by using a pay and display machine.

Car parks

Our town centre pay-and-display car parks offer easy access to shops and leisure attractions.

Sunday, bank holiday and some Saturday parking is free, although time restrictions may apply.

Please check the signs where you park for any charges and restrictions to avoid getting a penalty charge notice.

On-street parking

On-street pay-and-display parking spaces in the town centre are clearly marked. 

Charges apply Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm (unless there is a yellow bag over the machine where you've parked).

There's no charge on Sundays and bank holidays. There are no maximum stay limits.

Check the signs where you park for any charges and restrictions to avoid getting a penalty charge notice. 

Saturday parking changes due to closure of the multi-storey car park

The town centre multi-storey car park has now been demolished and a new, modern multi-storey car park will open in 2021 as part of The Glass Works and the town centre redevelopment.

There are changes to Saturday parking to make sure that shoppers and visitors can continue to park close to the shops: 

  • more free weekend parking at 11 additional sites across the town centre
  • changes to some short-stay free parking limits
  • free long-stay parking where yellow bags have been placed over the machines
  • a mix of long-stay and short-stay parking at the Courthouse car park

You can read more about the parking changes here.

Free parking for on-duty NHS staff and care workers

Parking in Barnsley Council operated car parks is currently free of charge for on-duty NHS staff and care workers.

To avoid a fine you must display your NHS concession permit showing your vehicle registration number, provided by your employer.

If you don't have an on-duty pass please contact your employer to issue you with a pass in the format prescribed by the government. Your employer will then need to provide the details of your parking pass to us for our records.

Free parking outside the town centre

We have free parking in the following areas:

  • Cudworth: Bank Street, Robert Street and Snydale Road
  • Darton: Church Street
  • Goldthorpe: Market Street, Whitworth Street, Queen Street and the A635
  • Hoyland: Duke Street
  • Penistone: Shrewsbury Road and Park Avenue
  • Royston: Church Street
  • Wombwell: Summer Lane, Cemetery Road, Snowden Terrace, Mayflower Way (formerly Hawson Street) and Station Road

Parking at our museums

We manage parking facilities at Cannon Hall, Worsbrough Mill and Elsecar Heritage. Our town centre car parks provide easy access for visitors to Experience Barnsley and Cooper Art Gallery. Parking restrictions and charges may apply. 

Blue Badge parking

If you're a Blue Badge holder you can also park in any council operated public car park space or on-street parking space free of charge without time restriction. 

We also have a number of dedicated blue badge parking spaces that you can use free of charge without time restriction. These are clearly marked in our car parks and at the following on-street locations:

  • Blucher Street
  • Eldon Street
  • Hanson Street
  • Market Hill
  • New Street
  • Pall Mall
  • Peel Street
  • Shambles Street
  • Wellington Street
  • Westgate
  • Wortley Street

You'll need to display your valid Blue Badge permit clearly in the windscreen, or you may receive a penalty charge notice.

You won't be able to park in the following locations:

  • resident-only parking zones unless you have a residents' parking permit for the zone
  • pedestrian zones - access is prohibited for all vehicles during restricted hours
  • restricted areas marked by yellow 'no waiting' cones
  • loading restriction zones - sections of primary routes, junctions etc. where parking would cause severe obstruction - check signs for restricted hours

You can find out more in the national Blue Badge scheme guidance.

Residents' parking

Some of our parking zones are marked as reserved for residents only. To park in a residents' parking zone you'll need to apply for a residents' parking permit for that zone.

You'll need to display a valid permit for the appropriate zone when parking in one of these areas, or you may receive a penalty charge notice.

Season tickets for parking

You can buy a season ticket which allows you to park in the following car parks during the week: Churchfield; County Way; Court House; Mark Street.

A ticket will cost you £22 a week; £82 a month; £230 for three months; or £770 for a full year. You can order a season ticket or request a replacement by completing our season ticket application form and emailing it back to us.

Before we process your application, we’ll ring you and ask you to pay the full cost of the permit, or the administration fee if you’re applying for a replacement. You can pay by debit or credit card.

Your season ticket will be ready to collect from the Town Hall reception three working days from the date we take your payment. You can pick it up between 9am and 4pm any weekday and you’ll need to show some photographic ID.

Failure to display a valid season ticket may result in a penalty charge.

Parking fines and restrictions

Please make sure you check the signs where you park for any restrictions, and park considerately. If you ignore any restrictions you may receive a parking penalty charge notice.

Restrictions are designed to make it easier for you to get to places as quickly, conveniently and safely as possible. We need to enforce these restrictions to make sure that our roads are safe and to keep traffic flowing properly. It's also important for us to make sure that the available parking spaces are used fairly to give everyone the access that they need.

See parking enforcement for more information on parking penalty charges and how to pay them.