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Apply for a parking dispensation

Some areas of Walsall Borough are restricted for vehicles to access, wait, load and unload. Under some circumstances, we can grant a dispensation. Reasons may include emergency repairs or building works.

A dispensation allows you to temporarily access, or park within, some restricted areas. For example:

  • limited wait bays
  • single yellow lines
  • double yellow lines
  • permit parking bays
  • loading areas

We will only issue dispensations for pedestrian areas, red routes and loading ban areas under exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility criteria and limitations

    There must be no other reasonable alternative available. This depends on the time, location and parking restriction.

      We do not guarantee a space in the area requested for dispensation. We may offer an alternative location nearby. 

      We can refuse an application if, in our opinion:

      • it's not necessary
      • the vehicle is not essential to the work

      Vehicles used for personal travel to and from a work site, or as a storage facility, are not eligible.


      There is no charge for dispensations, unless:

      • we have to suspend an on-street pay and display bay
      • it's required in a pay and display car park

      In these cases, the charge is £10.00 per vehicle per day.

      How to apply

      You can apply over the phone during our normal opening hours. Contact the parking enforcement office.

      We will need to receive your request at least five working days before the date you need the dispensation.

      How to pay

      If your dispensation is chargeable, we will ask you for a purchase order then send you an invoice.


      If you fail to follow the guidance for your dispensation, you may receive a penalty charge notice (PCN).

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