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We are responsible for the maintenance of the roads and pavements in the city and do so in partnership with our highways service provider, Balfour Beatty Living Places. We also own and operate more than 10,000 car parking spaces throughout the city.

Whether you’re visiting Southampton or live here, these pages should answer all your questions on roads and parking in the city.


Find out where our car parks are in the city, how much it costs to park and whether you need a parking permit where you live by using our interactive parking map.

Pay or challenge a Penalty Charge Notice using our online system

Residents Parking Permits gives you information on what permit you need, how to apply and when to use it

Roads and pavement maintenance

Find out about how we maintain the roads and pavements in the city and plans for future improvement schemes.

Gritting and snow clearance

Highway improvement schemes


Network management

If you want to work on the road, pavement or verges then you may need a licence.

Apply for a dropped kerb

Apply for a skip licence

Apply for a temporary road closure

Traffic Management

Find out useful information about this and more in the Traffic Management section of roads and parking

Speed Limits

Weight and Width limits

Parking over driveways

Getting around the city

The city has a wealth of transport links, ranging from buses to ferries. Find out more about the options and how to plan your journey.

Road works

Public transport information

Concessionary bus passes

Downloadable documents

Contact information