We are responsible for council owned car parks. All of our car parks are situated within easy walking distance of the town centre with most of them offering free and low cost parking. 

On Street parking
Lancashire County Council is responsible for parking on the street and the blue badge scheme.

Changes to parking in Chorley town centre​
A number of changes have been introduced across all town centre car parks to give visitors additional free and low cost parking.  If you are parking in Chorley town centre, please check the tariff board before obtaining a ticket.  

​Hollinshead Street car park and Back Mount Street car parks are​ now open to the public seven days per week (previously it was a staff car park Monday-Friday). It is free for the first hour (a time of arrival ticket must be obtained and displayed) or you can get three hours for £1, see tariff board for details. 

Flat Iron car park ONLY customers must obtain and display a Time of Arrival ticket and abide by the 2hr maximum stay during the FREE periods (Saturday 1pm – 5pm, Sundays & Bank holidays 8am – 5pm). Please note the 2hr maximum stay also applies to Blue Badge holders at all times.​

All car parks have the function to issue a Time of Arrival ticket for the free periods – see tariff board on each car park for details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

*****Friday Street car park now fully open*****

There are 316 new spaces available just a short walk from the shops - it's free for three hours and the best place to go if you want to find a space quickly.


  • Car parks

    Pay and Display charges apply to all vehicles parked between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday inclusive and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays on Short Stay car parks and 9am – 1pm Saturdays on Long Stay car parks. .

    Flat Iron car park ONLY customers must obtain and display a Time of Arrival ticket and abide by the 2hr maximum stay during the FREE periods (Saturday 1pm – 5pm, Sundays & Bank holidays 8am – 5pm). Please note the 2hr maximum stay also applies to Blue Badge holders.

    Blue Badge holders are welcome on all of our car parks and in addition to designated spaces, all holders of official disabled permits may park in our other car parks for up to four hours free in any space throughout the car park.

    * Please note that Fleet Street car park is now designated as a long stay and a short stay car park. Please be aware there is no physical barrier dividing it, however there is clear signage and a blue demarcation line.

    Please see link to list of car parks, spaces & MiPermit Pay by App location codes under 'Download It' 

  • Coach/Caravan and Oversized vehicle parking

    Coach parking bays are available on-street at Water Street PR7 1EP, all visits must be booked in advance.

    Coach parking may be available at Chorley Interchange and all visits must be booked in advance. To disembark / embark at Chorley Interchange please call 01257 261910 to book in.  ​

  • Disabled parking

    Blue Badge scheme
    Blue parking badges allow cars carrying people who are registered blind or who have severe walking difficulties to park near shops, stations and other facilities. In Chorley, this scheme is administered by Lancashire County Council.

    For more information and to apply for a Blue Badge contact the Lancashire County Council Customer Service Centre on 0845 053 0049, or apply online.

    Disabled parking bays
    Provision of a disabled parking bay near the home is administered in Chorley by Lancashire County Council, which is the Highways Authority and social services provider in the Borough. For more information and to apply for a disabled parking space contact Lancashire County Council.

  • Electric Vehicle charging points

    There are 4 electric vehicle charging bays available on the Flat Iron car park and 1 charging bay on Cleveland Street car park. 

    These charging points are free to use but please purchase a valid pay and display ticket for the duration of the charging period.

    Alternative charging points are available at Chorley Asda, Bolton Street, Chorley, PR7 3DL 

  • Long stay car park permits

    We operate a long stay ‘virtual’ permit scheme through MiPermit which enables you to park seven days a week on any of our long stay car parks (excludes Portland Street Car Park) throughout the borough at greatly discounted rates. Please note this is the ‘long stay’ only car parks. You can purchase a 6 month or 12 month permit at any time. 

    • ​A 3 month permit is £90 
    • A 6 month permit is £160
    • A 12 month permit is £300
    • Parking permit terms and conditions can be viewed

    How to apply
    Apply and pay for a permit online. If you are experiencing problems with this service telephone 0345 520 7007.

  • MiPermit - Pay by App 

    To use MiPermit in a Chorley Council pay & display car park, simply download the free app or visit the following website

    Cashless parking is available for all Chorley Council pay & display car parks using a system called MiPermit. 

    MiPermit is a cashless way to pay for parking in Chorley using just a mobile phone and a credit or debit card, as well as reducing waste by not requiring a paper ticket to be displayed. Cashless parking is a quick and secure way to pay for parking if you do not have change available for the pay & display machine. This also offers greater flexibility by being able to book up to 7 days in advance as part of your daily routine. 

    How to use MiPermit cashless parking
    • To use MiPermit in a Chorley Council pay & display car park, simply use the app, website or if you are experiencing problems call 0345 520 7007.
    • Each car park has a unique MiPermit location code. (Please see the list of car parks, spaces & MiPermit Pay by App location codes under the Download It section).
    • ​Smartphone and iPhone users can download the free MiPermit app which identifies your location, making paying to park even easier. 

    How do I know the location code of the car park?
    The location codes are displayed on the pay & display machines in every Chorley Council car park where MiPermit is available to use. 

    What if I don't have a mobile phone and a debit or credit card?
    MiPermit is an additional way of paying for parking. All Chorley Council pay & display car parks still have ticket machines which accept cash to pay for your parking. 

    Are there any extra charges when I park with MiPermit?
    There is an additional 10p convenience fee for paying to park with MiPermit. The convenience fee is to cover the costs of providing the service which is charged by the parking operator. You can also choose an option to receive an SMS reminder, for when your parking is going to run out, you will be charged for these texts, at a cost of 10p per text message. 
    The total including any convenience fees (if applicable) will be displayed on the confirmation screen before payment is made. Please note that paying ahead of arriving at a car park does not reserve you a space to park. 

    What payment cards are accepted by MiPermit? 
    We accept payments by Visa & MasterCard.

    Is it safe to make a payment for a MiPermit parking session via a mobile phone?
    Yes, making payments with MiPermit is safe and secure. Payment details are transmitted using strong end to end encryption and card details not stored by MiPermit. 

    Do I have to pre-register to use MiPermit?
    No, you don't have to pre-register to use MiPermit - you can register by app or online when you want to park the first time. However, it will save you time when you are going to park for the first time if you are pre-registered. Register at

    Don't I need a pay & display ticket when I use MiPermit?
    When you park with MiPermit no ticket is created. Your vehicle details are synchronised with the patrolling enforcement officers hand-held computers in real-time, so when  the officer sees you are not displaying a paper ticket or permit, they check their hand-held and will find your vehicle has a valid stay att​ached to it. 

    What happens if I get  Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)?
    You need to appeal in writing to Chipside who will look into why the PCN was issued. Contact details on where to make an appeal can be found on the reverse of the PCN or follow this link or if you are experiencing any issues please contact 0345 5052525. 

    Terms & conditions for MiPermit app and website.

  • Parking Tariffs

    Flat Iron
    Up to 1 hour 50p 
    2 hours (max stay) £1

    Short Stay (Fleet St, Hollinshead St, Cleveland St, West St & St Marys)
    Up to 1 hour free (must display a time of arrival ticket) 
    3 hours (max stay) £1

    Long Stay (Friday St, Portland St, Water St, Queens Rd, Farrington St & Black Mount St, Fleet St & George St)
    Up to 3 hours free (must display a time of arrival ticket)
    4 hours £1
    All Day £3.50

    Motorcycles are exempt from tariffs on all car parks where motorcycle parking is available - please see link to list of car parks, spaces & MiPermit Pay by App location codes under 'Download It'.

    We also offer the option to pay online

    Or pay by app, search for MIPERMIT. ​​



  • Residents' parking permits

    The residents' parking permit schemes are operated and administered by Lancashire County Council. Their contact details are:
    Lancashire Parking Services
    PO Box 1023
    PR1 3ZA
    Telephone: 0300 123 6713
    For more information click on the Do it online link ‘ Apply for a residents’ parking permit’.

  • Useful Information

    Audit and accounts
    We are a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee. The Joint Committee publishes an Annual Statement of Accounts which is subject to External Audit and the arrangements for 2011/12.

    Private car parks
    Planning permission to operate a private car park will need to be sought before the intended opening of a private car park. There are planning policies in place which states that private car parks may no longer be able to open in town centres to encourage the use of public transport. Newly built business premises will also be discouraged from providing parking facilities if they are situated in the town centre. Should you require further information on private car parks please contact us.

  • FAQs

    Who carries out parking enforcement?
    We control parking enforcement on our own 15​ pay and display car parks. On street parking enforcement, which means anywhere other than the car parks is carried out by Lancashire County Council.

    What happens if I get a parking ticket?
    Less than one per cent of motorists receive parking tickets in Chorley. If you do receive a ticket and wish to appeal or pay your ticket online you will need to contact the organisation who issued the ticket.

    For tickets issued  on a Council car park, please contact Chipside.
    For tickets issued anywhere other than a Council car park, please contact Lancashire parking services.