Dispensation Notices (Waivers)

  • What is a dispensation?

    A dispensation is a permit allowing a vehicle to be parked on a restriction if the vehicle itself is required for the completion of essential work. For example, if an electrical generator is being run off of a van.


    A vehicle may be exempt from some parking restrictions whilst it is being physically loaded or unloaded. Therefore, a dispensation may not be required in this instance.

  • How do I apply for or renew a dispensation?

    To apply for or renew a dispensation please email your request to parkingpermits@midsussex.gov.uk.


    Alternatively, to apply via post please send your application in writing to Parking Services, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS.

  • What documents do I need to provide?

    You need to provide confirmation on headed paper from a manager that you are carrying out essential duties and that the vehicle is specifically required for the completion of the work.


    Parking Services also require a contact name and phone number, the address where the work is taking place, the type of work being completed, the dates on which the dispensation is needed, and the vehicle registration number.

  • How much will it cost and how can I pay?

    A dispensation is charged at £5.00 per vehicle per day. Once Parking Services are satisfied that you are eligible to purchase a dispensation, a member of the permits team will contact you via telephone in order to take a card payment. We are also able to accept cheques or postal orders made payable to “Mid Sussex District Council” and sent via post, or cash bought in to the main reception area at the Mid Sussex District Council offices in Haywards Heath.

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    Once Parking Services have approved your application and received payment of the charge, the dispensation notice will be issued.  


    The dispensation notice must be clearly displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle at all times. Failure to display your notice may mean the vehicle becomes liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice.


    The dispensation will only be valid for the road, vehicle registration number, and date(s) specifically stated on the document.


    The permit is not intended for the use of workmen wishing to park unrestricted. Nor is it valid while the vehicle is not physically being used for the purpose that the dispensation was issued. A dispensation may not be issued or renewed if these circumstances are found to be the case. Additionally, the vehicle in question may also be liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice under these circumstances.