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Market surface car park

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Market Surface Car Park is a short stay facility and one of four pay and display surface car parks owned and run by us (Trinity Square car park, Penny Street car park and Hill Street car park being the others).

Please note: customers of the car park are asked to follow the one way vehicle entry and exit directions and use the pedestrian walkway when exiting and returning to the car park.

  • opening times - 24 hours (Monday to Sunday, plus bank holidays)
  • spaces - 35 (plus a designated area for motorcycles)
  • electric points - no
  • motorcycle parking - yes
  • motorhome parking - yes
  • disabled parking - yes (two designated spaces)
  • address - Tenterfield Street, Preston, PR1 2JA
  • height restriction on exit  - 5 metres

*A valid pay and display ticket or virtual stay must be purchased for any parking before the free periods commence.

 Please note: the free period is for the date and from the time shown until midnight the same day.

Virtual pay and display

Virtual pay and display means that you no longer need to find change for pay and display machines or display a physical ticket in your car when parking. Details on how to create a virtual stay can be found on the side of each Pay and Display machine.

Please note: you can still pay using our pay and display machines and display a ticket.


  • Simple - cashless payment and ticketless parking
  • Hassle free - extend your stay without having to return to your car to put cash in the machine, up to a maximum of 90 minutes.
  • Advanced booking - book up to seven days in advance

Fast, flexible, easy to manage

Pay and display prices

Our car parking pay and display prices are based on duration of stay. All charges apply each day and the car park operates the following tariffs.

  • Up to  30 minutes - 60p
  • Up to 60 minutes - £1.20
  • Up to 90 minutes - £1.80
  • Up to 2 hours - £2.20
  • Up to 4 hours - £3.70
  • Up to 12 hours - £5
  • 24 hours - £8
  • Overnight charges - £3 (6pm to 6am)

Please note: all vehicles parked are required to display a valid pay and display ticket, parking permit or disabled badge and time clock or have a virtual stay created.

How to pay

To pay for virtual pay and display parking visit:

MiPermit - pay for virtual pay and display

Please note: for additional features and faster payments visit MiPermit - register for an account.

What happens next?

Once you have created a virtual stay, your vehicle details will be added to our officers' hand-held computers in real time to let them know that you have paid.

Parking permits

If you are interested in purchasing a monthly or quarterly parking permit please email 

Disabled parking - conditions of use

The car park offers two designated disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders.

Blue badge holders can park up to 90 minutes in a designated disabled parking bay with no return within 2 hours. Parking charges apply at all times.

A valid blue badge and clock set to the time of arrival must be displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before leaving the car park.

Please note: all car park spaces require the display of a valid pay and display ticket or have a virtual stay created at the prices shown.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycle parking is allowed in the designated and signed area only with the purchase of a virtual stay. 

Please note: Motorcycles should not park in any other area of the car park.

Motorhome parking

Whilst there is no entrance height restriction in place at this car park there is an exit height barrier of 5 metres. Motorhome customers must purchase multiple tickets to cover the number of spaces that the vehicle uses and display all valid pay and display tickets. Virtual stays cannot be made for multiple spaces.

Parking fines (Penalty Charge Notices)

To pay or challenge a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice) see parking fines (Penalty Charge Notices).

Map address for Market surface car park

Market surface car park, Tenterfield Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.

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