Parking App

You can check where there are free spaces before you travel and keep up to date on changes using the Park Cardiff App.


Cardiff Council now has parking sensors installed across its Pay and Display parking and in some limited waiting areas.

A parking sensor is a small electronic device installed in the ground of each parking bay. It detects and records the time a vehicle arrives and departs in a parking space. The sensors will help motorists find safe, legal pay and display parking more easily through a free to use App which is compatible with all types of smart phone.

Cardiff Council advises motorists to be mindful of the law on mobile phone use while driving, which says that it is illegal to hold a mobile phone while driving or riding a motorcycle. You can find out more about this here.


How parking sensors work

The sensors are very accurate and record the exact time a vehicle enters and leaves a parking space. The sensors are synchronised through a central server.

The system also provides information to the city’s Civil Enforcement Officers.