Dispensations to park

Medical practitioners, social workers and carers

Carers, medical practitioners, social workers and other people visiting clients living in restricted parking areas, can apply for a medical/carers conditional dispensation to park.

A dispensation to park permits you to park in restricted on-street areas, such as residents' only parking bays or on yellow lines, while carrying out professional visits to clients in their own homes. The dispensations are free of charge to qualifying applicants. They are issued for a specific name and vehicle, and are valid for a maximum of one year.

The dispensation cannot be used when public parking facilities are available within a reasonable distance of your client’s home. You also won't be exempt from paying charges in the council's pay and display car parks. The dispensation should only be used when making professional visits to clients in their own homes.

How to renew a dispensation to park

You can apply online, by clicking the button below, you will also need to upload either:

  • a photocopy of your current ID card, or
  • confirmation from your company on letter-headed paper that you work for a community care organisation and are required to make home visits.

Apply for a dispensation to park

Alternatively, you can print and complete the form below. The form and your documents can then be scanned and emailed to dispensations@basingstoke.gov.uk or posted to:

Parking team
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Civic Offices
London Road
Basingstoke
RG21 4AH

Your new dispensation will be posted to your workplace.

If you have any questions, please email dispensations@basingstoke.gov.uk or call 01256 844844.

PDF document Medical Dispensation application form (PDF) [239 kb]

Builders and tradesmen

Tradesmen undertaking work to properties situated in a restricted on-street parking area can apply for a dispensation to allow them to park nearby for a limited period for the purposes of property maintenance, renovation or building works. A dispensation may be issued upon receipt of an administration charge of £31 per vehicle valid for up to a maximum of one month.

Please note that this dispensation can only be used to park on-street. If parking is required in an off-street car park, the tradesperson should pay the applicable daily rate for that car park as shown on the tariff board.

To apply for a dispensation to park, please contact the Customer Service Centre by calling 01256 844844.

Contact details


Parking team

Telephone: 01256 844844

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    Fridays
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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