Parking dispensation permit

If you need to arrange temporary parking, then you need to apply for a parking dispensation. This allows a vehicle to park in breach of a traffic regulation order in a restricted parking area if there is no alternative parking space available and the vehicle is needed to:

  • Carry out specific work
  • Be as close to the premises as possible for loading or unloading goods and material

Restricted parking areas include:

  • Limited waiting bays
  • Loading bays
  • Double and single yellow lines
  • Resident permit bays
  • Pedestrian zones
  • Controlled parking zones (CPZ)

Issuing a temporary dispensation permit will notify the civil enforcement officers that the vehicle has permission to park there.

How to apply for a temporary parking restriction dispensation permit

To apply for a permit you will need to demonstrate that:

  • You have a real need for the vehicle to be parked on the restriction, for example to perform a task or carry out a job
  • You do not have a realistic alternative place to park

Apply for a parking restriction dispensation permit

Cost of a temporary dispensation permit

From 1 April 2022, a permit costs £15 for one day and £10 for each subsequent day up to a maximum of 14 days. If you need the permit for longer than 14 days you will need to submit a new application. If you change your vehicle or if you lose your permit, replacement permits cost £5.

How we assess an application

When assessing the application we will be looking at:

  • What is the impact of approving the application, for example, we will check to see if there are any road works or any other dispensations have been approved in that area
  • What are the road safety implications
  • Whether you have paid the correct fee

We will not issue a dispensation (other than in exceptional circumstances) for:

  • Disabled bays
  • Bus stops
  • Taxi ranks
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Streets that have a loading ban