Workshop Dispensation Permits

Nottingham City Council operates a scheme allowing vehicles used as mobile workshop to park using a special 'Workshop Dispensation' permit, which enables parking in certain restrictions where it may be otherwise prohibited (i.e. Pay and Display bays or Yellow lines) for the purpose of aiding or carrying out works.

A dispensation is not a permit to park anywhere and limitations will be made clear (normally stated on the permit itself). If you wish to apply for a permit you can do so by requesting an application form by telephoning the dispensation team directly on 0115 876 1966 and selecting option 4 or by downloading an electronic copy from this page. Please note this type of dispensation does not allow parking in a residential parking bay.


Annual £300.00
6 Months £175.00
One Day only £25.00
Change of Details £25.00

Please be advised that if your permit is lost or stolen there is a charge of £75.00 for its replacement.

*payments can be made by completing the card payment slip at the foot of an application or by including a Cheque or Postal Order (made payable to 'Nottingham City Council')

Short Stay Parking Permission

1 Day Dispensation

Under exceptional circumstances permission can be given for the parking of commercial vehicles ONLY for up to 1 day for a charge of £25.00. The fee must be paid by card over the phone immediately and enables parking in Pay and Display bays, yellow lines and limited waiting bays.

Under no circumstances can parking be permitted in Disabled Parking Bays.

This type of permission requires that the work is of a short term nature (can be completed within the day) and that there is an appropriate site available for the vehicle to be parked. Care should be taken to ensure that the longer term (£300.00) dispensation would not be more appropriate.

The vehicle registration, location and description will be given to the Nottingham City Council Enforcement Control immediately upon permission being granted.

Only the original permit can be displayed on the windscreen of the vehicle, they cannot be photocopied or amended in any format. Any misused permits will invoke a further penalty charge. 

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