Parking Suspensions & Dispensations

Parking Dispensations

A parking dispensation may be made to allow vehicles to park, where parking restrictions apply when a certain activity needs to be carried out. Dispensations may be granted where a vehicle is required to be parked at, or near to, a precise location and where no alternative parking is reasonably available.

Although not an exclusive list, applications for waivers will be considered from or for:

  • Removal Vehicles
  • Shop Fitting Vehicles
  • Building Operations where proximity to the site is essential
  • Highway Maintenance/Utility Works
  • Skip/Scaffolding to be placed on the highway
  • Glaziers
  • Vehicles essential to filming operations
  • Other circumstances where The Isle of Wight Council may reasonably regard the requirement to be essential

Application for will not normally be granted where there is reasonable alternative off-street parking nearby, or if it seems the dispensation is for convenience rather than necessity.

The standard cost of a dispensation is £25.00 per vehicle per day. To apply for a parking dispensation, please use the 'Do it online' tab at the top of the page and select the Parking Dispensation Form or alternatively telephone Parking Services on 01983 823714 between Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

Ideally, your request should be received at least 5 days prior to the dispensation start date to allow a site visit to take place (if necessary). Dispensation requests received within 5 days of the start date may not be approved if we do not have the resources available to process the request. Payment will always be required before the dispensation is granted.

All dispensation requests are considered at the discretion of The Isle of Wight Council.

Please note, that for skips, scaffolding or other building materials/machinery to be placed on the highway, the relevant licence should be obtained from Island Roads