Car parks and parking

Taunton Deane Borough Council is the responsible authority for Parking Enforcement within their public car parks. If your vehicle has been served with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) please follow the link to Somerset Parking Service, Somerset County Council website who co-ordinate the administration of parking enforcement, and where details can be found on how to pay or challenge a PCN.

View, challenge or pay a parking fine

Off street parking

Customers have the option to pay for parking charges either using the Pay and Display ticket machines or using the Phone and Pay cashless parking system.

On street parking

On Street Parking is regulated by Somerset County Council.

The Somerset County Council website provides information on:

Taunton Car Parking Strategy 2017 Revision December 2017

Taunton Car Park Strategy 2017 Revision December 2017

This updated Taunton Parking Strategy sets out the recommended approach for off-street parking provision in Taunton town centre until 2027.

The strategy has been based on five strategy objectives, which are to –

  1. Prioritise town centre spaces for short-stay shoppers and visitors
  2. Provide for the needs of particular users - (eg disabled people, motorcyclists)
  3. Reduce the impact of congestion and pollution and enhance town centre environment
  4. Improve actual and perceived safety and security and
  5. Enhance quality and customer experience

These have been derived from national and local policies on parking.

The Taunton Deane Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Taunton Deane Borough Council proposes making an Order under Sections 35 (1), (3) and (6) and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the effects of which will be to:

The general nature and effect of the changes in the proposed new Order will be to amend tariffs and the categorisation of Taunton car parks from “Shopper 1”, “Shopper 2” and “Commuter” to “Short Stay” and “Long Stay”; remove the concession for valid Blue Badge holders of an allowance of an additional 60 minutes in seven car parks which are to transfer from “Pay and Display” to “Pay on Foot” (barrier controlled); amend the car parks where season tickets/permits are permitted.

TDBC Public Notice - 2018 Order Car Park Notice

TDBC Statement of Reason - 2018

TDBC Off-Street Parking Places Order 2018 Draft V1

Contact us

For on and off street parking meters, resident permits and parking enforcement enquiries;

Somerset Parking Partnership
Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224

For help with car park information and purchasing parking permits:

Customer Services
The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1HE
Phone:  01823 356356

External websites