Coronavirus (COVID-19) - parking services and enforcement

During the Coronavirus outbreak, the County Council restricted on and off street parking enforcement. 

From Monday 15 June, organised patrols and enforcement started again in a phased way.  This is to make sure roads are not obstructed for emergency vehicles and to support economic growth in the urban areas. Please make sure that your vehicle is parked safely and legally at all times.

The Council also suspended parking charges in their car parks but charging started again on 22 June, all other terms and conditions apply.

For other enquiries or further advice please contact the parking team at or Parking Services, Cumbria County Council, PO Box 415, Carlisle CA1 9GU.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - permit instructions

Following the COVID-19 situation many Cumbria County Council offices remain closed however the Parking department administration teams are working from home and so subject to correct information, permits are still being processed and so applications and enquiries can either be emailed or posted to either:

The East team who deal with Carlisle, Penrith and Eden, Barrow areas. Contact details are either or Parking Services, Cumbria County Council, P O Box 415, Carlisle CA1 9GU 

Or the West team deal with South Lakeland, Copeland and Allerdale. The email address for the west team is or Parking Services, Cumbria County Council, P O Box 96, Workington CA14 9BR

You can also apply online for a parking permit.