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 £15.60.

There is a limit of six permits per application. This is only granted if the location allows. If you need more, you must email [email protected] 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 [email protected] prior to submitting your application.

You need to apply to extend or amend an existing permit. This will cost £15.60.

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.