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Car Parking

Council Car Parks

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has responsibility for a number of car parking sites located throughout the district.  A sizeable quantity of these car parks have been inherited from the Department of Infrastructure (DFI), with the remainder deemed as legacy sites from the two amalgamating Councils.

The available car parking capacity for the main settlements across the district encompass a total of 43 car parks, consisting of 32 free to use car parks and 11 charged car parks.

To view Non Charged Car Parks Download PDF click here.

To View Charged Car Parks Download PDF click here.

Car Parking Survey 

We are conducting a review of all aspects of our Off Street Car Parking Strategy and have prepared a survey which asks people to give their views on Council car parks. This information will be part of the final report that will inform the future car parking strategy.

The survey contains 11 questions and should take no longer than five minutes to complete. To complete the survey click here 

The closing date for completed surveys is Friday 30 November 2018. 

If you wish to submit any further comments please feel free to do so via the following email address: laura.mccoy@aecom.com. 

Hard copies of the survey will be available from a number of Council facilities from Friday 16 November Please return completed hard copies of this survey to:

Off Street Parking Function
Downshire Civic Centre
Downshire Estate
Ardglass Road
BT30 6GQ

We value your views and appreciate you taking the time to complete the short survey.

Cashless Parking

A cashless parking system presently exists for all 11 charged car parks within the district.  The easy to use system enables the consumer to pay for parking with a credit or debit card.

To avail of this service, you must register for the park-mobile cashless payment system.  Once registered, you can pay for and manage your parking requirements via your mobile phone, mobile app or online.

The Park mobile App can be downloaded from:

  • I-Tunes
  • Google Play Store
  • App World for Blackberry
  • Windows

Further Information is available on the NI Direct Website at www.nidirect.gov.uk or by calling 028 957 57988

Season Tickets

All 11 pay and display car parks have a quantity of season tickets available for purchase on a monthly or quarterly basis which offers a reduced parking rate.  For availability and pricing information, contact NSL Limited on 033 0008 8770.

Electric Vehicle Charge Points

There are a total of 10 double adaptor charging units situated throughout Council car parking facilities; all electric charge points are controlled by private operators, independent of the Council.  For location details visit https://www.goultralow.com/.

Penalty Charge Notices (PCN’s)

The DFI contract NSL Services Group (NSL), to provide enforcement of parking contraventions in Council car parks.  Traffic Attendants regularly patrol car parks and issue Penalty Charges Notices (PCN’s) to vehicles in contravention of the Off Street Parking Order for the following offences:

  • Parking without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket
  • Parking in excess of paid time
  • Not parking wholly within the markings of the bay / space
  • Parking in a disabled persons’ parking space without clearly displaying a valid disable persons’ badge
  • Parking in an Electric Vehicle charging place during operating hours without charging your vehicle.

For additional information on parking contraventions, read DFI’s Parking Enforcement Protocol at www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk

To pay a penalty fine go to the NI Direct Website.

Queries about Parking Tickets

If you have any queries in relation to parking tickets (PCN’s) contact:

Parking Enforcement Processing Unit
Transport NI
County Hall
Castlerock Road
Coleraine BT51 3HS

Telephone: 0845 300 0613

Complaints About Traffic Attendants

If you have a complaint pertaining to a Traffic Attendant, contact:

NSL Services Group
Glengall Exchange
3 Glengall Street
BT12 5AB

General Enquiries

NSL Customer Services Department will address any enquiries in relation to off street parking.  They can be contacted on 0845 603 9337.

Enquiries regarding parking tariffs, car park condition or lighting, should be directed to the Council on 0300 013 2233.