Chelmsford City Council

Apply for a dispensation permit

All of our car parks are open but our multi-storeys are now closed at 7pm until further notice due to lockdown restrictions. We are also offering some free parking for NHS staff. You can read full details of the scheme and all our changes to parking arrangements.

We grant dispensation permits to allow tradespeople to park in certain places during restricted times, while they are working at an address.

Dispensation permits allow tradespeople to park:

  • in car parks

  • on double yellow lines

  • in limited waiting bays

  • in loading and unloading bays

  • in on-street Pay and Display bays

  • in resident permit bays

  • on single yellow lines

The dispensation permits are valid:

  • Monday to Friday
  • between 8am and 6pm
  • only for the tradespeople working on the property

We do not grant dispensation permits:

  • in locations with loading bans
  • for parking on footpaths or grass verges

You need to contact us to apply and pay for a dispensation permit.

You will also need:

  • the dates you need the dispensation permit

  • the registration number of the vehicle that needs the dispensation permit

  • the exact location where the vehicle will be parked

  • the reason you need the dispensation permit

  • your name and email address

  • your debit or credit card details, including the card number, CSV number, and start and expiry date

Dispensation permits cost:

  • £5 per week for restrictions under three hours
  • £6 per day for restrictions of three hours or more

We don't accept American Express.

Once we receive your payment, we will email your permit to you.

You will need to print your dispensation permit, and clearly display it in your vehicle when you park in the restricted area. 

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    Last updated: 09 December 2020

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