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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Parking enforcement waivers

A parking waiver allows a driver to park a vehicle where restrictions are in place. It only applies to single or double yellow lines. It does not allow parking in bus stops, taxi ranks, school keep clears, disabled bays or where a loading ban applies.

Parking waivers will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and are not intended to provide 'convenience parking'. Parking a van containing tools or materials for the day's work, or a vehicle that carries workers to and from a site, are considered 'convenience parking'. These actions are covered by existing regulations for loading/unloading or setting down passengers.

The waiver will only be valid for one vehicle at any one time. If more than one vehicle is required on-site, then a separate parking waiver is required for each vehicle. A waiver is only valid for the vehicle for which it is issued. If the waiver is placed in a different vehicle, or if the waiver is changed or altered in any way, then it will be deemed invalid. A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued to the vehicle.

Genuine emergency situations will not be subject to the notice period. You can get application forms from the Parking Shop.

Time periods

A waiver is normally only granted for a single event on one day between predetermined hours. Under certain conditions they may be granted for up to seven consecutive days at a specific location, but for no longer. Further extensions will require new applications to be made to allow us to review the parking, traffic and safety situation.

The vehicle must be moved on the request or instructions of a police officer, civil enforcement officer, council officer or utility company contractor in the course of their contracted works. If the vehicle is requested to move, we are not required to offer any compensation or alternative parking place. If it is deemed necessary, a parking waiver may be withdrawn without notice by us on the instructions of Durham Constabulary or our service representative. Your contact details will be used to inform you in this instance.


Our civil enforcement officers will conduct inspections during the operation of the parking waiver to ensure the vehicle is being used for the purpose that the waiver was issued.

A parking waiver application must be accompanied by a payment of £20.00 per day to cover our cost for investigations, the issue of the waiver and inspection. Applications must be received a minimum of seven days before the waiver start date and time should be added for delays caused by the post.

Contact us
Parking Services
03000 263 985
Our address is:
  • PO Box 568
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9GP

The Parking Shop (permits)
0191 384 6633
Our address is:
  • Suite 1
  • Forster House, Forster Business Centre
  • Finchale Road, Framwellgate Moor
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5HL
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