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Trade parking permits

Trade permits and parking waivers – sometimes called dispensations, allow contractors, landlords and agents special permission to park on restricted roads across Devon whilst working at an adjacent property.  Please note, these permits are not accepted by Torbay Borough Council or Plymouth City Council who each operate similar schemes of their own. If working in their areas, please visit their websites for information.

These permits would usually be used to carry out building or repair work at a property where it is essential to park at or close to that property to do the work, and there are no other viable parking options available.

They should not be used to commute to and park near to where you will be working. Unless you need regular access to tools that can only be stored in your vehicle and not onsite, you should park onsite, elsewhere or share travel with other workmates.

You don’t need one of these permits if you’re:

  • moving in to or out of a property – removal vans are exempt when loading and unloading unless there are yellow kerb markings to indicate that there is a ban on loading
  • in a wedding or funeral car – these are exempt for the service, but any private cars attending a service are not
  • attending to an emergency involving gas, electric, water, sewerage, roofing or building collapse and are making it safe – the exemption does not include time taken to make repairs so you will need to find a parking space whilst repairs are made
  • attending a pre-booked appointment to service a gas appliance

We offer a variety of permits to help contractors avoid parking fines whilst working and charges vary. View current permit charges. These permits are not valid in any public or private off-street car parks.