For The One Show, Matt Allright visited Gedling - a suburb in Nottingham where parking charges are being introduced this August.
Matt met shoppers who were not looking forward to paying to park, and town centre traders who believe that increased parking charges will damage their trade.
But the representative from Gelding Borough Council told Matt that the charges are needed to maintain services and keep council tax lower.
Matt signed off by telling us that parking charges are spreading, and that "your car park could be next".
Do you welcome car parking charges? Is paying for parking preferable to higher council tax? Or maybe you feel that parking charges are over the top? What's the situation where you live? Share your views and experiences.
Also: Please tell us about the most expensive place you've parked.