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Car Parking

Information about Council car parks within Boston town centre.

pdf icon Car Park Guide [1Mb]

Parking Availability

The council operates 21 car parks offering 1,330 parking spaces within the town centre. An additional 1,200 spaces are offered by private car park providers. All council car parks operate on a pay and display basis.

Please visit our Car Park Closures/Disruptions page for news regarding any works that may affect access to parking in the town.

Car Parking Charges

Please see our car park guide at the top and bottom of this page for information on the tariffs in each car park. Please check the machines and signage within the car parks to ensure that you are paying the correct amount to cover the time that you wish to park for.  

Motorcycle Parking

Free spaces, designated by the letters 'M/C Only', are provided at various points throughout the town centre. The following Council-operated car parks provide bays for motorcycle parking: Buoy Yard, Cattle Market, Custom House Quay, Market Place, Staniland, Station Approach, St George's Road, West End and Wide Bargate.

Coach Parking

Town centre coach parking is available at Bond Street, off St George's Road. Parking tickets cost £3.50 for 24 hours and should be purchased from the ticket machines in St George's Road car park, PE21 8YB.

Parking for Blue Badge Holders

On Street Parking

Blue Badge holders are permitted to park free of charge within all on-street car parks operated by the council. These include Market Place, Pump Square, South Square, Station Approach and Wide Bargate. Both the disabled badge and time clock should be clearly on display in the windscreen at all times.

Off Street Parking

Blue Badge holders must pay to park in all off-street car parks operated by the council. An additional free period of 30 minutes will be added to the expiry time of any ticket purchased, when the vehicle is displaying a Blue Badge.

Disability Payment Scheme

The council recognises that some Blue Badge holders may have difficulty using a car park ticket machine and operates a disability payment scheme to enable these individuals to pay for parking without having to use the ticket machines.

Cycle Parking

Cycle racks for secure cycle parking are available at various locations (please see map).


Types of permits available and associated costs are listed below; further information can be found in our Car Park Guide.

Parking Permits:

8am to 6pm - £350 per year, £35 for one month, £95 for three months

6pm to 8am - £210 per year, £25 for one month, £60 for three months

24 hours - £450 per year, £45 for one month, £120 for three months

Trader Bay Permits:

24 hours - £370 per year, £35 for one month, £100 for three months

Private Parking Bay Permits: 

These permits are available in car parks on Blue Street and Irby Street only and cost £150 per year. 

West End Cinema Parking Refund Scheme

Boston Borough Council work in partnership with West End Cinema to provide a refund scheme for tickets purchased during certain periods by cinema customers. The ticket machines in this car park issue a parking ticket and a refund voucher. When purchasing a cinema ticket, customers need to produce the refund voucher and they will then receive a refund on their parking ticket up to the value of 4 hours parking. Refund vouchers are valid for tickets purchased which cover the following periods:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.00pm - midnight.

Saturdays, Sundays and any days designated as school holidays by the education authority for Boston.

Wednesdays 10.30am - midnight.

Tickets may be purchased up to 1 hour before these times; customers purchasing a ticket at any other time, or in any other car park will not be entitled to a refund.

Parent Parking Permits

Parent parking permits are permits available for parents with pupils at the Pioneers Academy on Fydell Crescent, to enable them to park in two of our car parks whilst taking their children to and from school. Payment for these permits can be made in periods of a term at a time, up to a whole school year. Parents can only ever pay up until the end of the current school year. The cost and dates for each term are listed below. Permits can be paid for in person at the Council offices on West Street, or online. If you are paying online please allow a minimum of 5 working days for the permit to be sent out to you.


Term 1 - Tuesday 4th September 2018 to Friday 19th October 2018 = £17.00

Term 2 - Monday 5th November 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018 = £17.50

Term 3 - Monday 7th January 2019 to Friday 15th February 2019 = £15.00

Term 4 - Monday 25th February 2019 to Thursday 5th April 2019 = £15.00

Term 5 - Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to Friday 24th May 2019 = £12.00

Term 6 - Monday 3rd June 2019 to Wednesday 24th July 2019 = £19.00

Car Park Works and Closures

Information on any upcoming works to our car parks or closures of the car parks can be found on the following link Car Park Closures/Disruptions.

Boston Borough Council Parking Order

A copy of the Boston Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) (Civil Enforcement and Consolidation) Order 2012, Variation of the Order October 2013, Variation of the Order May 2015 and Amendment to the Order April 2017 can be inspected at the Municipal Buildings on request. They can also be viewed online by following the links below.

pdf icon Boston Borough Council Parking Order 2012 [721kb]

word icon Variation of the Order October 2013 [27kb]

pdf icon Variation of the Order May 2015 [108kb]

docx icon Parking Order Amendment April 2017 [17kb]

Annual Parking Report

Copies of Boston's annual parking report, which gives details of our off-street car parks and income from fees and charges and Penalty Charge Notices, can be found below for 2015-16 and 2016-17.

docx icon Annual Parking Report 2015-16 [20kb]

docx icon Annual Parking Report 2016-17 [791kb]


Please be aware that leafleting is not permitted in any car park operated by Boston Borough Council.


Related documents

Size Name
[1Mb] Car Park Guide Car park guide including charges and map
[233kb] Annual Car Parking Report 2017.18 Annual Car Parking Report 2017.18

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.