Coronavirus (COVID-19) - parking services and enforcement

Parking controls help manage the increasing demand for parking spaces in the city centre, town centres and neighbourhoods across the county, while promoting road safety for all road users.

The latest Government advice to local authorities is that we should continue to operate as normal. As such please make sure that your vehicle is parked safely and legally at all times. Anyone wishing to apply for a new permit at this time can email or post their application to Parking Services. Further information is listed below.

Car park charges and terms and conditions apply in Cumbria County Council's off street car parks.

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.