Parking Bay Suspensions and Dispensation Waivers

It's important that you contact Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) before applying for a parking bay dispensation. The area will need to be checked for suitability and the reasoning for the suspension / waiver is adequate.

A parking dispensation allows a vehicle to park on a single yellow line (or in special cases on double yellow lines) if a vehicle is required to:

  • carry out specific work
  • be as close to the premises as possible for loading / unloading goods and material
  • if no alternative parking space is available


Please be advised that the following charges apply for on-street dispensations and parking bay suspensions.

Dispensation Waiver

A  minimum charge of £25 applies which covers a 3 day period, £6 will be added for each additional day.

Bay Suspension

A minimum charge of £75 applies per bay which covers a 3 day period, £12 will be added for each additional day.


Applications must be received a minimum of 10 days before the dispensation start date. Time should be added for delays caused by the post.


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Parking Bay Suspension and Dispensation Waiver Terms and Conditions

Valid for one vehicle

The dispensation will only be valid for one vehicle at any one time. If more than one vehicle is required on site then a separate parking dispensation should be obtained for each vehicle.

A dispensation is only valid for the vehicle for which it is issued. If the dispensation is placed on a different vehicle to the one stated on the dispensation or if the dispensation is changed or altered in any way then it will be deemed invalid and a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued to the vehicle.

Single event and location

A dispensation is normally only granted for a single event, between pre-determined hours. Under certain conditions they may be granted for up to four consecutive weeks at a specific location but for no longer. Further extensions will require new applications to be made in order to allow the parking, traffic and safety situation to be reviewed by MVDC.  

Vehicle must be moved on request

The vehicle must be moved on the request or instructions of a Police Officer or a Civil Enforcement Officer in uniform. If it is deemed necessary, a parking dispensation may be withdrawn without notice and MVDC are not required to offer any compensation or alternative parking place. Your contact details will be used in this instance to inform you.

Civil Enforcement Officers employed by MVDC will conduct inspections during the operation of the parking dispensation to establish the vehicle is being used for it's purpose of issue.