Car Parks

Mendip District Council operates 40 car parks throughout the district. Of these six are free, three are for residents only, three are for business use only and the remainder are pay & display. Charges and operating times vary between car parks.

Pay & Display Parking

View a full list of Pay & Display Car Parks in Mendip with charges and general information for each Car Park.

Customers have the option to pay using 'Phone and Pay'. Full details are available on the side of ticket machines or on the Pay by Phone

Car Park Hire

Car Parks/Parking bays may be hired from Mendip District Council for events and filming. If you would like further information on hiring one of our car parks/car parking spaces please use the contact details below, or fill out the below form and return to us.

Icon for pdf Car Park Hire Application Form [31.13KB]

Penalty Charge Notices

Responsibility for parking enforcement, payments and appeals are the responsibility of Somerset County Council and their service provider NSL. Links to their website to pay or challenge a Penalty Charge Notice can be found below.

Pay your Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) Challenge/Appeal a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)

On Street parking, Penalty Charge Notices and Parking Enforcement

For enquiries relating to on street parking, PCN's and parking enforcement contact;

Somerset Parking Partnership, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY


Tel: 0300 123 2224

Off Street Parking, Pay and Display Machines, Car Park Hire, Residents Permits, Business Permits and Season Tickets

For enquiries relating to off street parking, pay and display machines, car park hire, residents permits, business permits and season tickets contact;

Car Parks Department, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BT


Tel: 0300 303 8588

Icon for pdf Useful Parking Advisor Contacts [142.54KB]

All pay and display car parks are chargeable 9am-6pm, 7 days a week including Bank Holidays and are chargeable all year round unless otherwise stated.
Mendip District Council offer several types of parking permits which are available to the general public, business users and residents subject to availability. Residents and Business Permits are available for periods of 6 months and 12 months. Season tickets are available for either 7 days a week and a 3 day a week option for periods of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months.
A Blue Badge is to help the Holder to park close to their destination, either as a passenger or driver.
Caravan and Motorhomes are welcome in most of Mendips Pay & Display car parks.
The Council will take reasonable action to ensure Council owned car parks are safe to use, dependent upon resources available.