Parking suspensions and waivers

In some circumstances we may allow you to park in a place that is normally restricted by offering the suspension of a parking bay or by the issue of a waiver certificate.


A suspension is where the restriction (Traffic Regulation Order or TRO) allowing or disallowing an act to take place is suspended for a set time period. These are normally only issued in parking bays.

Waiver certificates

A waiver certificate is where a vehicle or vehicles' (registration(s) are given a dispensation to park within an existing TRO restriction for an agreed amount of time.


Special circumstances could include

  • maintaining public or traffic safety
  • essential building or maintenance works (some exemptions already apply in these circumstances)
  • furniture removals (some exemptions already apply in these circumstances)
  • filming
  • special events
  • weddings or funerals (some exemptions already apply in these circumstances).

Before granting a suspension or waiver certificate we will consider whether the request is genuine, justified, safe and will not have a disruptive effect on the local amenity.


To apply for a suspension or waiver certificate email:

Granting of either a suspension or waiver certificate is entirely at the Council's discretion. Only in very exceptional circumstances will a waiver be issued to permit parking on a yellow line. We generally require ten days to process applications.

Get in touch about parking

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.