Changes to Wiltshire Council parking charges

Changes to some parking charges – including the end of free parking allocations – begin from 1 April

As you may be aware, in the recent council budget, several changes to parking fees were agreed.

Some of these will begin from 1 April, including the end of the free parking allocation previously given to town councils. If any councils have requested to use their allocation after this date, those requests are now cancelled.

If you would still like to use Wiltshire Council car parks for events, you can contact the Parking Services team at, and they will be happy to provide a cost for the use of the areas required.

The full list of changes from 1 April are:

  • The end of free event parking for town and parish councils.
  • The removal of the free parking after 3pm in Culver Street car park, Salisbury.
  • An increase in residents’ visitor parking permits from 40p to 60p.
  • A charge for annual visitor permits; these are currently free but will now cost £20.
  • An increase of the tradesmen’s waiver, from £11 to £15.
  • Sunday charging in all Wiltshire Council car parks.

Other changes to car parking will be subject to a public consultation through the traffic regulation order (TRO) process. The TRO process will begin soon, and will specifically consult on introducing parking charges for Blue Badge holders; increasing car parking charges by 10p per hour on every tariff; and introducing car parking charges at Castle Combe car park. When the process begins, you can have your say on these proposals on our website.