Ticket machines

All car park ticket machines accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1 coins.

If you are parked in a car park that allows parking for up to 23 hours, you can 'buy through' the charge-free evening period (6pm until 7am the following day). This saves you buying another ticket the following day if you are leaving your vehicle overnight.

Faulty ticket machine?

If you have lost money in a car park machine when trying to buy a ticket please contact the Call Centre on 01480 388388 with your vehicle details and they will advise you on the best course of action.

No monetary refunds will be given. If your claim is found to be fraudulent you may be issued with a penalty notice for failing to display a valid ticket.

Please note that we do not own or manage the car parks at Waitrose, Huntingdon and Lidl, St Neots. Any questions regarding the operation and management of these car parks should be directed to the companies concerned.

Mobile phone payment

Payment for parking can also be made via MiPermit, a cashless parking system that lets you pay by telephone, SMS or smartphone app. You can use this service in all HDC Pay & Display car parks.

To use the service, you will need to register your vehicle. You can do this:

  • online via the MiPermit website

  • by calling 0345 520 7007

  • by texting ‘Park’ and your vehicle registration number to 61600, for example PARK A123BCD

  • by downloading the "MiPermit" app which is available on both Apple and Android devices.

Please note that payment for parking can only be made by cash at the following Cambridgeshire County Council locations:

  • High Street, Huntingdon

  • Market Hill, St Ives

  • Market Square, St Neots