Parking enforcement

Waiver permits

A waiver permit allows a vehicle to be exempt from some parking restrictions.


  • for trades vehicles only, not issued to private motor vehicles
  • maximum of six permits to any company at any one time
  • issued when constant access to tools and materials is required from the vehicle to undertake work. not approved just for ease of parking
  • must have the vehicles registration number stipulated on the permit
  • maximum duration for any waiver permits is 62 days
  • issued for parking in limited waiting bays and, or residents permit bays, occasionally for single yellow lines if no loading restrictions are in force
  • not usually approved for parking on double yellow lines, disabled parking bays or loading bays


  • we require five working days to process applications
  • for emergency works, email prior to submitting application
  • permits are not issued on the day they start
  • we have the right to refuse an application at any time

Once issued

  • having a permit does not reserve or guarantee a space in a bay
  • only valid for parking as stated on the permit
  • must be printed in colour and displayed at all times
  • you must not deposit goods on the footpath
  • you may be issued with a penalty charge notice if we believe you are abusing the rules
  • permits can be revoked at any point if misuse is suspected


  • one road £24
  • up to 10 roads £35
  • residents parking zones (Grantham, Lincoln and Stamford) £50

A list of the roads covered by the Lincoln residents permit can be viewed on the City of Lincoln Council website.

Apply for a waiver permit