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Parking Dispensations


Parking dispensations allow vehicles to park where there are parking restrictions if you need to carry out work which requires continuous access for loading or unloading or you are moving house.

They may be issued for:

  • Furniture removals
  • Building, maintenance or repair work where close proximity to the site is essential
  • Goods vehicles making large deliveries where it is reasonable to allow longer than normally permitted by the regulations
  • The hearse and chief mourner's vehicles at funerals
  • The bridal and attendant's vehicles at weddings
  • Vehicles essential to filming operations

Dispensations will not be issued for:

  • Applications where parking may adversely affect disabled / doctors parking bays, taxi ranks or bus stops
  • Applications where loading restrictions are in place if the dispensation is requested during the restricted period(s)
  • Locations within 50 meters of a signal controlled junction or pedestrian crossing markings, on a footway or other locations where parking may cause a danger to pedestrians or road users or have the potential to cause a serious obstruction

Dispensations will not normally be issued for continuous periods in excess of five days and will not authorise parking for more than two vehicles at any one location.

How much does it cost?

An administration charge of £22.50 per vehicle, per day, per dispensation is to be made except in respect of funerals for which no charges are made. There is no discount for multiple days, weeks or months or for periods of less than a day.

How to apply

Applications must be received at least 3 working days before the required date so that if necessary we can inspect the site before approval is given.

Apply for a dispensation 

If your application is approved you will be contacted for payment by credit or debit card.

Once payment is received the dispensation will be issued to you by email or fax, depending on what option you select.

Dispensations are uniquely numbered and can only be used for the location described on your application.

The conditions of use are stated on the back of the dispensation and must be adhered to to avoid the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

Contact us

Parking Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
NE8 1HH 
Tel: 0191 433 3636
Minicom: 0191 478 1826