Controlled parking zones (CPZs) and permit parking
Where there is a high demand for on-street parking in the city, controlled parking zones (CPZs) are introduced. They operate across the city centre (at any time), inner urban area and near to the UEA and the city college. CPZs outside the city centre operate at different times.
- CPZ (parking permit zones) Norwich map
- City centre CPZ location map
- Fellowes Plain (FP) visitor permit parking map
City centre sub-zone permit parking plans
Please note – the Castle sub-zone does not have any permit parking places.
Within each CPZ, parking is only permitted in designated parking bays, while the remainder of the kerbside space is 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 bay outside of these operational hours. Residents and business are charged under different tariffs. In certain cases exemptions and discounts apply.
Norwich controlled parking zones
Dual use parking bays in CPZs
In some locations, mainly in the city centre CPZ, some parking bays 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 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.