Worcester City Council understands that there may be occasions where a vehicle will need to stop or park at locations they would normally not be permitted, due to the Traffic Regulation Order. In some circumstances, a Parking Dispensation may be issued, if certain criteria are satisfied.
For instance, a builders lorry collecting debris, a cement mixer delivering cement or a glazier fitting windows, in each case, it would not be unreasonable to expect the vehicle to remain at that location while work is completed.
Dispensations will not be issued simply because it is convenient for the driver to park there.
The question that must always be satisfied will be, 'Is the vehicle actually required there at the location, all the time? Can it be moved?'
Where residential parking schemes have been implemented, residents may choose to use Visitor Parking Sessions as an alternative to the dispensation service. You can read more about Visitor Parking Sessions here.
Parking Dispensation – One or Seven Days.
Worcester City Council no longer issues physical dispensations. Instead, like many other parking authorities and providers, we have moved to a 'Virtual' system.
If you need to park at a restricted or prohibited location for you may apply for a Parking Dispensation online via Mi Permit
This will enable you to park for up to but not exceeding the date. It will expire at midnight on the day.
One Day Dispensation is a non-refundable administration fee of £10.00 per vehicle.
For the Seven Day dispensation will be a non-refundable administration fee of £55 per vehicle on application for the first initial seven days. After the first initial seven days, the charge will be £10.00 per day. Once purchased and authorised via Mi Permit portal; the Civil Enforcement Officers will not issue a Penalty Charge Notice to your vehicle at the named location.
Please Note: the issue of a Dispensation does not grant an absolute authority to park on the Highway in contravention of the prevailing Traffic Regulation Orders in Force at that time. It simply means that Worcester City Council will note the reason for the vehicle being at the location and Civil Enforcement Officers will not issue a Penalty Charge Notice to the vehicle that would in normal circumstances require the issue of such a notice. The Police may direct you to move the vehicle at any time.