Updates and closures

Changes to Corporation Street car park

Corporation Street car park now uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).

There are flow plates at the entry to the car park. These are designed to only allow a vehicle to travel one way.

These should be crossed at a maximum speed of 5mph and in a straight line.

The metal pegs will drop down as your vehicle moves over the plates and pop back up to stop vehicles traveling back out the entrance.

There is a barrier at the exit.

More about the ANPR system.

Blue Badges

If you're a Blue Badge holder you can still park for free, but you must register your Blue Badge and vehicle details before you enter the car park. 

Permit holders

We have automatically updated all existing late night permit and worshipper parking permit holders. Any new applications will be processed by our Parking Service. Please allow up to 7 to 10 working days for any new applications to be processed.

If you're a holder of a late night or worshipper permit, you do not need to contact us. 

You must continue to display your permit when parked.

Licenced taxi

If you're a licenced Hackney Carriage you can still access the taxi rank for free, but you must register your taxi licence before you enter the car park.

You will need to register annually when you renew your licence.

Private hire vehicles

Private hire vehicles will have 20 minutes free waiting to enable them to collect fares from the Corporation Street car park.

They must exit the car park within 20 minutes and not return for 20 minutes to avoid payment of the parking charge.

Rochester Station limited waiting

Vehicles are able to wait 20 minutes free of charge. A parking bay must be used.

Vehicles must exit the car park within 20 minutes and not return for 2 hours to avoid payment of the parking charge.

Corporation Street Car Park
Corporation Street

Chargeable between 7am and 1am Monday to Sunday using cash, contactless or RingGo.
Park Mark car park

Logo for park mark safer parking award

This is a Park Mark car park. 

Find out more about the Safer Parking Scheme.


If you have any queries, you can either call from the help button at the exit barrier or contact the Parking Office by:

Short or long stay
Short stay (up to 5 hours - no return within 2 hours of leaving the car park)

Monday to Sunday from 7am to 1am (including bank holidays).

New charging period starts at 7am.

Time period in hours Charge
0 to 1 £1.80
1 to 2 £2.30
2 to 4 £3.30
5 £3.80
5+ £13.20
Number of spaces
Number of disabled spaces
Payment type


You can pay by using the Go Mobon app on your phone. The location code is 79451.

You can also pay using RingGo PayLater.

This works in a slightly different way; you will not need to pay for parking until you return to your vehicle.

How RingGo PayLater works:

  • the ANPR camera will record your time of arrival
  • open the RingGo app or go to the RingGo website when you return to your vehicle
  • select the correct location code (79451)
  • select the duration of your stay
  • pay for your stay before leaving the car park
  • drive to the barrier and exit the car park.

If you do not enter the correct duration the barrier will not open. You will then need to either enter the RingGo app or website again, or use the contactless card option at the barrier, to pay for the balance of your parking.


You can register for Autopay and set up automatic parking payments.

Pay station

Pay using coin, card or contactless at the pay station located halfway down the car park next to Corporation Street, before returning to your vehicle. You’ll need to enter your vehicle registration and pay the fee shown on the screen.

After you have paid

Once you have paid, you must return to your vehicle and leave the car park immediately. The camera will read your vehicle registration and raise the barrier.

Payment at exit barrier (ITSME)

Contactless card payment may be made by driving directly to the exit barrier. The camera will read your vehicle registration and you will then be asked to follow the instructions on the screen. 

RingGo car parking code


Motorcycle bays

There are 2 motorcycle bays.


Motorcycles are not required to pay the parking charge if using a motorcycle bay.

Motorcycles can exit the car park by riding around the barrier arm.