Parking and parking permits
The Department currently operates a policy disc parking zones in the Island's Towns and Villages. Non residents wishing to park in these areas must display a parking disc in their vehicle showing the time of arrival in the parking place. Discs are usually available from vehicle hire firms, the Sea Terminal, Douglas, Police Stations, Post Offices and local Commissioners' Offices throughout the Island.
See disc parking zones for a list of roads and streets subject to parking restrictions.
Blue Badge Scheme
Blue badges are issued to people who are disabled or find extreme difficulty in walking long distances, to enable them to park their car more conveniently.
Reserved Parking Places
The Department of Infrastructure provides reserved parking places for disabled people who are permanently unable to walk or have considerable difficulty walking, who have no alternative off street parking available such as a drive or nearby garage and live in an area where parking is difficult. They are also available for members of the emergency services, any application would require a letter of support from their officer in charge.
Resident's Parking Permit
Disc parking zones are in effect within towns and villages throughout the Island. The purpose of these zones is to restrict long term parking of visitors or commuters within the zone.
The hours of operation in retail areas are generally:
- Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm
and in residential areas:
- Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.
Residents who live within disc parking zones are eligible to apply for a resident’s parking permit which allows them to park in the area without being subject to the time restrictions placed by the disc zone regulations.