Parking and loading on yellow lines and parking dispensations

Parking dispensation

A parking dispensation allows you to wait or load on a single yellow line. They are usually granted for up to three months if a vehicle is needed because: 

  • You need to carry out specific work in that area 
  • You need to be as close to the premises as possible for loading/unloading goods and material 
  • No other parking is available. 

How much do they cost? 

Dispensations cost £50 for up to three days and £200 for three months per vehicle.   

How do I apply? 

You must make a request for a parking dispensation by emailing

Please make sure you include the following information: 

  • The precise location including street, postcode, door numbers - for example John Street, E15, outside numbers 24-26 
  • How often the location will be visited 
  • Why the business cannot be operated outside the restricted hours. 

Please be aware that it takes up to 10 working days to process your request.