Parking enforcement

Waiver permits

A waiver permit allows a person or company to be exempt from some parking restrictions. 

Traders must display one when parking on a road with restrictions. We do not issue them to private motor vehicles. Each waiver permit must  be issued to a specific vehicle.

They do not apply to utility companies carrying out emergency works.

We may issue a permit where:

  • constant access to a vehicle is vital to carry out works
  • parking close to a premises is essential for work demands

A waiver permit generally allows the user to park in:

  • time-limited waiting bays
  • resident permit bays

We may allow one for a single yellow line, if no loading restrictions are in force.

We do not usually grant permission to park: 

  • on double yellow lines
  • in bays designated for specific vehicle classes, such as disabled or loading bays

How to apply

Each permit costs £20. Our fees will increase from 1 April 2023.  If you require further information on the new charges please email

There is a limit of six permits per application. This is only granted if the location allows. If you need more, you must email before you apply.

You must give us at least five working days notice to process your application.  If you require a waiver permit for emergency works email prior to submitting your application.

You need to apply to extend or amend an existing permit. This will cost £20.

On Friday 31 March, you may not be able to access the waiver permit application between the hours of 2pm to 5pm. This is due to essential updates to the form.

Apply for a waiver permit

Once a waiver has been issued:

  • it is only valid for parking as stated on the permit
  • you must print it in colour and put it on display at all times
  • you must not deposit goods on the footpath
  • you may get a Penalty Charge Notice if we believe you are abusing the rules

We may revoke a parking waiver for any reason we see fit, such as suspected misuse. We also have the right to refuse an application at any time.