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A parking waiver will allow you to bypass some traffic restrictions, but will only be issued in exceptional circumstances.

Under certain conditions they may be granted for a maximum of 3 weeks at a specific location, but no longer. If you need more time, you must make new applications in order to allow the parking, traffic and safety situation to be reviewed. If your parking waiver application is granted, this does not guarantee that additional applications at the same location will also be granted.

If a permit is issued it must be clearly displayed on the vehicle.


Waiver to park on restrictions

  • Cost for up to two days per vehicle - £21.00
  • Cost for up to one week (up to a maximum of      three weeks) - £50.00 (up to a maximum of £150)

Waiver to park longer than permitted in limited time waiting bay

  • Cost for up to two days per vehicle - £21.00
  • Cost for up to one week (up to a maximum of      three weeks) - £50.00 (up to a maximum of £150)

Waiver to park longer than permitted in charged for limited time waiting bay

  • Cost for up to two days per vehicle - £53.00
  • Cost for up to one week (up to a maximum of three weeks) - £117.00 (up to a maximum of £351)
  • Application received less than 5 days in      advance of start of waiver and no later than 2 days before required start      date - £10.00 in addition to relevant fee for expedited process

This charge is to cover the cost of our investigations, the issue of the waiver and any inspections. Only payments by debit/credit card or cheque are accepted.


Please note: Applications must be received a minimum of 5 working days before you want the waiver to start. Emergency situations are exempt from this notice period.

The easiest way is to apply online, but you can also apply via:

Telephone: 0300 111 8000

Post: Send a cheque along with a completed PDF Document  application form (134 KB) to:

Regulation and Governance,
Staffordshire Place One,
Tipping Street,
ST16 2LP


A waiver could be granted for:

  • Funerals – hearse and cortege vehicles,
  • weddings – bridal vehicles,
  • routine maintenance and installation work, major building, excavation and demolition work,
  • furniture removals not undertaken by companies or where loading/unloading is prohibited,
  • non-emergency glazier work.

A waiver would not generally be given to allow parking in:

  • Disabled bays, bus stop, taxi rank,
  • a loading restriction during hours of operation unless essential (yellow kerb lines),
  • school Keep Clear markings or zigzag markings on a pedestrian crossing or crossing area,
  • anywhere that would cause an obstruction or a road safety hazard.

A separate waiver for each vehicle is needed, and they are only valid for the vehicle they are issued for.

If the waiver is displayed on a different vehicle, or if it is altered in any way, it will be deemed invalid and a penalty charge notice will be issued.


We may issue a waiver after giving consideration to the following questions:

  • Was it received in a timely manner?
  • Do you need constant access to the vehicle(s)?
  • What road safety/traffic implications does the parking of the vehicle(s) in the requested location have?
  • Has the applicant provided all the necessary details required?
  • Could an alternative location or resolution be found?
  • Has the applicant paid the appropriate fee?
  • Does the request meet the waiver duration guidelines?

The vehicle must be moved on the request or instructions of a police officer, civil enforcement officer, council officer or utility company contractor. Inspections will be conducted during the waiver to find out if the vehicle is being used for its purpose.

We are not required to offer any compensation or alternative parking. If necessary, a waiver may be withdrawn without notice. Your contact details will be used in this instance to inform you.

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