Dorking Car Parks and Charges

Park For Free After Three

From 2 October 2020 to 29 January 2021 Mole Valley District Council working with Dorking Town Partnership is offering free parking every Friday from 3pm in St Martin’s Walk, Wathen Road, Southside and West Street car parks. Tickets are not needed during the free parking periods. Find out more.

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) provides more than 1,200 parking spaces in Dorking across 11 car parks.

Car Park No. of Standard Short Stay Bays No. of Long Stay Bays Maximum Stay 30 Minute Bays Disabled Bay Parent and Toddler Bay Motorcycle Bays Location RingGo Code
St Martins Walk 137 239 3 14 8 3 RH4 1DX

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5632 (short stay)

5643 (long stay)

Car Park No. of Spaces Long or Short Stay Disabled Bays Motorcycle Bays Postcode Location RingGo Code
Southside 181 Both Yes Yes RH4 1AE View Map 5628
Wathen Road 104 Both Yes Yes RH4 1YA View Map 5626
Reigate Road 254 Both Yes Yes RH4 1SD View Map 5631
West Street 37 Short Yes Yes RH4 1DG View Map 5630
Junction Road 35 Both Yes No RH4 1QL View Map 5634
South Street 32 Both Yes Yes RH4 2JX View Map 5629
Church Street 31 Long No No RH4 1BT View Map 5633
Dene Street 24 Both No Yes RH4 2DP View Map 5625
North Street 17 Short Yes Yes RH4 1DE View Map 5627
Pippbrook (Saturday Only) 143 Both Yes Yes RH4 1SJ View Map  

Short stay car parks are limited to three hours. There is no limit for long stay parking, as long as the correct amount is paid at the time of parking.


Charges at each car park apply from 8am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Sundays and Bank Holidays are free.

You can pay for your parking by phone, app or online, using your credit or debit card with RingGo Please note, when using RingGo additional charges may apply.. Coins are still accepted at or payment machines.

  From 1 August 2018
1 hour £1
2 hours £2
3 hours £3
4 hours £4
5 hours £5
6 hours £6
7 hours £7
8 hours £8
9 hours £9
10 hours £10

Please note the minimum stay is 60 minutes. If you want to stay longer, simply pay for what you need in 5p increments. 5p will buy you three minutes parking time.

Car parking tickets purchased in any of the MVDC owned car parks are valid and transferable to all car parks in that town or village. E.g. a valid two hour ticket purchased in Ashtead Peace Memorial, could also be used in Grove Road car park.

30 minute free bays

The selected 'free for 30 minute' bays are marked out in green and require a special 30 minute ticket to be displayed. They will be patrolled regularly to reduce overstaying.

Car Park No. of free for 30 minute spaces
Reigate Road 4
St Martins's Walk 3
Southside 7
South Street 2
Wathen Road 5
West Street 3
  • Parking in these bays will always require a 30 minutes ticket, which must be clearly displayed in the vehicle
  • 30 minutes tickets can only be used in the designated spaces. They cannot be used and will not be valid in any other car park spaces
  • Overstaying will not be tolerated as these spaces are being provided to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from 'popping to the shops'
  • The 30 minute ticket will only be valid for the car park in which it is purchased and there is no return permitted within one hour

Disabled Parking

The Blue Badge scheme is for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems and allows them to park on-street or in MVDC car parks close to where they need to go free of charge.

A blue badge may be used in a disabled parking bay. More details of where you can park is explained in the GOV.UK Blue Badge rights and responsibilities booklet.

Information on how to apply or renew a Blue Badge can be found on Surrey County Council's website.

Residents who are temporarily disabled, for example awaiting a hip replacement, can apply for a Temporary Disability Permit for a small fee, entitling them to park in MVDC owned car parks free of charge.

Park Mark

Two car parks in Dorking have been awarded Park Mark status. Park Mark is a national scheme developed by the Association of Chief Police Officers which aims to reduce both crime and fear of crime. It also confirms that the car parks are properly managed and maintained.

Car parks are assessed by the police to confirm that they meet these standards. Reigate Road and Pippbrook car parks have both achieved Park Mark status, and MVDC hopes that more will achieve this standard.

Please note, facilities for motorhomes are not provided for in any of MVDC's car parks.