Free one hour short stay car parking

Parking for up to one hour per day is free in the councils short stay car parks in Basingstoke town centre. This only applies between 8am and 7pm, so if you arrive anytime after 6pm and get a free ticket it will expire at 7pm, not an hour from when you arrived. If using this service you must get a free ticket from the machine and display it in your vehicle. To do this, simply enter your full vehicle registration number and press the yellow "Free 1 hour" ticket button on the pay and display machine.

The evening and overnight charge of £2 applies for any amount of parking after 7pm.

Free up to one hour short stay car parking is available in:

  • Albert Yard
  • Castons Yard
  • Feathers Yard
  • Jacobs Yard
  • Joices Yard
  • Central Car Park

Map of Town Centre car parks

Free parking is not available in any of the long stay car parks in the town. However, the charges in these car parks remain low at 50p for up to 30 minutes and £1 for up to one hour.

Contact details


Parking team

Telephone: 01256 844844

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    Fridays
    8.30am to 4.30pm