Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)

What CPZs are, and their locations and restrictions in Oxford.

A controlled parking zone (CPZ) is an area where parking is only permitted in designated parking bays, and the rest of the kerbside space is restricted by yellow lines. Any illegally parked cars are issued with a parking ticket.

Oxford city is currently the only area of Oxfordshire to have CPZs, where they are mainly used to tackle the problems caused by commuter parking.

Residents, their visitors, and local businesses can park in designated bays when displaying a relevant parking permit for that zone. Some spaces are also available for short-term parkers, and blue badge holders can park without restriction.

Locations and restrictions

Zones vary in their times of operation and restriction: each type of bay has its own restriction sign next to it, which may be sited on a post, wall or street light column, which details the zone, who can use it and the hours when restrictions apply. It is important to check this sign before leaving your vehicle.

Large zone entry signs also inform drivers they are entering a CPZ area, and indicate the times the CPZ operates.

If the restriction plate accompanying the parking bay - or the zone entry sign - does not state a time limit or duration, eg 'Monday - Saturday', then the bay is enforceable seven days a week 24 hours per day.

It is the responsibility of the driver to check when restrictions operate and park legally.

Map of zones

Click on the map below to find out about the restrictions in that zone.

Controlled parking zone locationsNS SM NX WS WM NM JE CD CA WO EO CC MS LK NW HA HB HE HN HQ GR CB SO DV MN MF BW FH
 

We have a more detailed map on LocalView which can be panned and zoomed to show exactly where the boundaries are (controlled parking zones are shaded in pink).

Alternatively, use the links below:

Please note that the information below doesn't include details of bank holiday restrictions, as the parking restrictions in controlled parking zones on bank holidays vary from street to street. If you need to know bank holiday details for a particular road, please call the NSL control room on 0845 337 1138 and choose option 3.

Details of zones

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Central Area (A)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
2 hour parking spaces Sundays (in Pay and Display with no charge)
30 minute parking spaces Every day 8am-6:30pm
Other parking Pay and Display, Monday to Sunday 8am-6.30pm (max stay two hours) and evenings from 6.30pm

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Central Area (B)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
2 hour parking spaces Every day 8am-6:30pm
1 hour parking spaces Every day 8am-6:30pm
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.

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Central Area (C)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
Other parking Pay and Display, Monday to Sunday 8am-6.30pm (max stay three hours or two hours) and evenings from 6.30pm.

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Central Area (D)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
Other parking Pay & Display, Monday to Sunday 8am-6.30pm (max stay one hour) and evenings from 6.30pm

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Divinity Road (DV)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit holder only spaces At all times OR Every day 6.30pm to 8am
3 hour parking spaces Every day 8am - 6.30pm (permit holders exempt from time limit)
OR Mon-Fri 8am - 6.30pm
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 7.30am-6.30pm
OR Every day 8am-6.30pm (permit holders exempt from time limit)
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 7.30am-6:30pm

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East Oxford (EO)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
3 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm or Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm.
30 minute parking spaces Mon-Sat 7:30am-6:30pm
Other parking

Some without time limit in Leon Close

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Elms Road (ER)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 8am-8pm

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Girdlestone Road (GR)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm

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Headington Central (HE)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
3 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
30 minute parking spaces Mon-Sat 7am-8pm.

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Headington Northeast (HN)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.

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Headington Quarry (HQ)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
3 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.

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Headington West (HA)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
2 hour parking spaces At all times

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Headington West (HB)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 8am-7pm and Sat 2pm-4pm OR Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-7pm 
Other parking Some without time limit on Cheney Lane and Warneford Lane.

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Jericho (JE)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times (some bays exclude business permit holders)
3 hour parking spaces At all times.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces At all times.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces At all times.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
Other parking Pay & Display Monday to Saturday 8am-6.30pm (max stay two hours), Sunday 10am-10pm, evenings from 6.30pm. Some spaces without time limit in Worcester Place.

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Magdalen North (MN)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit holder only spaces At all times
OR Every day 6.30pm to 8am
3 hour parking spaces Every day 8am - 6.30pm (permit holders exempt from time limit)
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6.30pm
OR Every day 8am-6.30pm (permit holders exempt from time limit)

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Marston South (MS)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5pm OR Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
3 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm or Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm

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Norham Manor (NM)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm and Sat 8am-1pm OR Every day 8am-10pm.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
Other parking Pay and Display Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm and Sat 8am-1pm (max stay three hours).

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North Oxford (NX)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm 
3 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-4pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-4pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.

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North Summertown (NS)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
3 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
Other parking Some four hour parking spaces available Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

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Northway (NW)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm

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South Oxford (SO)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm OR
Every day 9am-4pm (permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.) OR
Every day 8am-midnight (permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.)
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm
Other parking Some 24 hour parking in Whitehouse Road

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Summertown (SM)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 10am-4pm OR Every day 8am-10pm.
Some spaces are resident permit holders only.
3 hour parking spaces Every day 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Every day 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm 
30 minute parking spaces Every day 8:30am-6pm
Other parking Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.
Some four hour parking spaces available.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.

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Walton Manor (WM)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times OR
Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm 
3 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
Some spaces marked 'Permit Holders' exempt from time limit.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm.
Some spaces marked 'Permit Holders' exempt from time limit.
30 minute parking spaces Every day 8am-6.30pm
Other parking Pay and Display, Monday to Sunday 8am-6.30pm (max stay two hours) and evenings from 6.30pm.

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Waterside (WS)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times, visitor permits only
Other parking Plater Drive - some spaces without time limit

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West Oxford (WO)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces At all times
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm. Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.OR
Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm. Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.
1 hour parking spaces Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm
Other parking Botley Road, Binsey Lane and Cripley Place - some spaces without time limit.

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The Lakes (LK)

Type of parking space When restrictions apply
Permit Holder Only spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
2 hour parking spaces Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm.
Permit holders exempt from time limit where signs on street indicate.

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Kassam Stadium controlled parking zones

Blackbird Leys West (BW) Sunday 8:30am-1:30pm, and event days
Brake Hill (BH) Sunday 8:30am-1:30pm, and event days
Fry's Hill (FH) Sunday 8:30am-1:30pm, and event days
Minchery Farm (MF) Sunday 8:30am-1:30pm, and event days

Types of restrictions

Resident permit holders only

Residents, and their visitors, can use designated bays providing valid permits for that zone are displayed. Blue Badge holders can park without restriction.

Permit holders only

All permit holders including blue badge holders can use these bays. In addition, businesses and visitors to hotels and guest houses can use them, providing they display a valid permit for the zone. An operational need would have to be demonstrated in order to qualify for these permits.

Short-term time-limited

Anyone can park in these places without displaying a permit, provided they observe the time limit. The time limit may range from one hour up to four hours, so please check the restriction plate. Again, Blue Badge holders can park without restriction.

Shared use spaces

Like the short-term time-limited bays, anyone can park there without displaying a permit, provided they observe the time limit. However, all permit holders for the zone, as well as Blue Badge holders, can park without restriction. The signs for these spaces will state both 'permit holders' or a 'time limit' on the same sign.

 

Last reviewed
04 November 2013

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