Parking dispensation scheme

Dispensations are short term parking permits (up to 14 days) for vehicles parking on streets with parking restrictions. Restrictions might include residents parking schemes, loading bays or single yellow lines.

The scheme is aimed at builders, contractors and home removal companies who need short-term parking in restricted areas to carry out work activities. You can check parking restrictions using the Nottingham TraffWeb website.

Nottinghamshire County Council is currently responsible for all on-street residents parking permits however, we can offer on-street parking dispensations to business and trade persons who need to park in a restricted area.

Applying for a dispensation

You can apply for a parking dispensation online.

Payment is required on approval of the application before the dispensation will be issued.

If approved, dispensations will be issued to the applicant and must be clearly displayed on the vehicle while parked.

Discretionary permits will not be issued to councillors or council officers for routine work or other purposes.

The parking dispensation is not a general parking permit. It will state on which street and at what times it is applicable. The dispensation is subject to the terms and conditions of use below, please read these carefully prior to applying. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will result in a penalty charge notice being issued for the relevant contravention.

Terms and conditions

  • Newark and Sherwood District Council reserves the right to remove/deactivate any dispensation without notice
  • permits not collected after the application has been processed may still incur an admin charge
  • use is limited to agreed locations approved by an authorised officer
  • the dispensation may only be used on the vehicle nominated registration and must be clearly and visibly displayed inside the windscreen at all times
  • the dispensation will stipulate on which street/restriction and at what times it is applicable. The dispensation does not permit parking anywhere else and will not guarantee a parking space
  • unless there are significant extenuating circumstances, discretionary dispensations will not be issued for continuous periods in excess of 14 days. Further dispensations beyond this period will be subjected to a further application and will incur an additional charge
  • the vehicle must be fully road legal, taxed and hold a valid test certificate and motor insurance

Dispensations will not be issued for locations where there is any possible danger to pedestrian or highway safety, such as:

  • on the brow of hills or where forward visibility is compromised
  • on clearways or roads subject to speed limits in excess of 40mph
  • adjacent to pedestrian crossing points
  • adjacent to school entrances
  • where pedestrian visibility is impaired
  • where police, military or other safety could be compromised

If you need more help contact the parking services team via email on or call 01636 650000