Parking Dispensations

Winchester City Council can issue permits to allow vehicles to park, where parking restrictions apply when a certain activity needs to be carried out. Parking 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 a dispensation will be considered from or for:

  • Removal Vehicles
  • Shop Fitting Vehicles
  • Building Operations
  • Highway Maintenance
  • Crane Operations
  • Glaziers

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

  • How to apply

    Applications for parking dispensations are usually made by personal visit to the Parking Services counter at City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, where the application can be considered and the parking dispensation issued immediately. A parking dispensation request may also be made in writing in the following ways:

    Applicants will to have to provide:

    • Location of area where work is being carried out
    • Vehicle Registration Mark, Make and Model of vehicle the dispensation is required for
    • Length of time the parking dispensation is required for (Dispensations will be issued for a maximum period of one week. Length of time issued for is at the discretion of Parking Services)
    • £8.00 for each day the dispensation is required for
    • Proof that the company is carrying out the work at the property. This could be either a job/work sheet or any other documentation related to the company and the job that may be considered.
  • How to pay

    Payment can be made by credit card, debit card, postal orders or cheque (made payable to Winchester City Council). You may pay by cash if you deliver your application to the City Offices. Please do not send cash by post.


Further Information:

For further information please contact Parking Services at City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester.

Parking Services counter opening times:
Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday closed