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Controlled parking zones (CPZs)

Where there is a high demand for on-street parking in the city, controlled parking zones (CPZs) are introduced. You’ll see signs showing when you’re entering or leaving a CPZ and the waiting restrictions times that apply.

CPZs operate across the city centre (at any time), inner urban area and near to the UEA and the city college. Outside the city centre they operate at different times.

CPZ location and times

Each CPZ in Norwich has its own days and hours of operation. You can search for CPZ parking restrictions for any road in Norwich by street name or postcode on My Norwich.

Check CPZ restrictions

CPZ and permit parking location maps

City centre sub-zone permit parking plans

See permit parking spaces within each city centre sub-zone

Please note – the Castle sub-zone does not have any permit parking places.

Within each CPZ, parking is only permitted in those spaces that are not subject to some form of parking restriction.

These include:

  • double yellow lines
  • single yellow lines
  • permit parking spaces
  • bus stops or bays for loading
  • short stay parking or blue badge permit holders

Virtually all vehicles parking in a CPZ will require a valid permit which may only be used in a designated CPZ sub-zone. To find out which CPZ sub-zone you are in and when it operates, check the signs at the entrance to the zone. Smaller kerbside signs within the zone also remind you which sub-zone it is. Where there are limited waiting bays in CPZs these restrictions apply to all vehicles including permit holders.

Where CPZs operate at specified hours, there is no restriction on parking in any permitted space outside of these operational hours. Residents and business are charged under different tariffs. In certain cases exemptions and discounts apply.

Dual use parking bays in CPZs

In some locations, mainly in the city centre CPZ, some parking spaces are only available for use by permit holders at certain times (usually evenings and on Sundays). At other times, you might not be able to park, or might have to pay a parking charge.

Pedestrian zones

Pedestrian zones operate in the city centre and in some residential developments across the city. Pedestrian zones may have waiting restrictions and/or loading/access restrictions.

Yellow lines are not required in pedestrian zones, but waiting restrictions are normally in operation at any time. In some locations, parking, loading and limited waiting bays are designed within the pedestrian zone - check signage for details.