Find out about suspensions and dispensations
Suspensions are when specific parking bays are suspended from normal use, to allow vehicles to park for an agreed purpose. An example could be a large parking bay required to allow coaches to drop off, park, and pick up their passengers for a one-off event.
While we can serve Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to any vehicle parked in contravention of the suspension, we cannot remove any vehicles from the bay.
Dispensations are where a specific vehicle is allowed to park in a bay or on a yellow line for a defined period, without the need for a suspension. Dispensations will not normally be granted where there are loading restrictions or on clearways. An example could be a glazier’s van that needs to be parked on a single yellow line outside a property to install new windows.
Anyone who wants to park in an area where parking is controlled can apply for permission.
We must be satisfied there is a valid reason for the request, there are no reasonable alternatives for parking and it will not cause a safety or traffic issue.
There is a fee for these services, to cover our costs of approving the waiver and monitoring its use.
Whenever possible you should apply at least 5 working days before the date you require either type of waiver to start. Applications received within 5 working days will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.
Phone our parking contractor on 01823 210566
To apply you must provide:
Please make sure you have a debit or credit card to make payment.
Dispensation and suspension fees
A transferrable permit can be provided for monthly dispensations if more than one vehicle will occupy the space at different times during the month.
If a permit is lost, and had a Vehicle Registration Mark on it, please contact us for a replacement. There will be a £10 admin fee for a replacement permit.
Please note: where no Vehicle Registration Mark is included on the permit no refund will be given.
If the waiver is cancelled before it starts a refund of the original fee will be issued less a £10 admin fee.
There will be no refund for daily or weekly waivers cancelled once they have started.
For monthly waivers cancelled after they have started, a pro-rata refund of any full weeks left to run on them, less a £10 admin fee, will be issued.
Contact: Somerset Parking Partnership
Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Phone: 01823 210566
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed
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