Our parking permits have changed to virtual permits. Your old permit will be valid until it expires. Contact us if you have any queries about your old permit or you are having difficulty accessing the virtual system.

The flexi stay car park permit gives unlimited parking in the majority of Dorset Council car parks. Find which car parks are included.

Cost and duration

The flexi stay car park permit is:

  • available to buy monthly or for 12 months
  • £25 a month or £260 for 12 months
  • limited to 1 registered vehicle per permit


The vehicle registered to the permit must be fully roadworthy. It must be taxed, insured, and have a valid MOT.


Residents will need to prove that the vehicle is registered in their name and that they are a resident of Dorset Council (eg V5, insurance document).


Businesses will need to prove that they are registered for business rates to Dorset Council.

Non-Dorset Council residents who work in the Dorset Council area

Non-Dorset Council residents who work in the Dorset Council area will need to prove that they work for a business within the area (eg headed letter from employer).

Apply for a flexi stay parking permit

Mipermit manage permits on our behalf. Permits are electronic so you do not need to display anything in your vehicle.

Using your permit

Once you have purchased a Flexi Stay car park permit, MiPermit has details of your registration number, so you do not need to do anything when you park in the included car parks. You also get two hours parking included in additional car parks, but when parking in these car parks you must book a session with MiPermit. See MiPermit on Youtube for further guidance.

Help applying for a permit

If you have any issues applying online, or registering with MiPermit please contact MiPermit on 0345 520 7007.

Terms and conditions

Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space, please see our full terms and conditions for any further information.

Car parks you can park in

The flexi stay permit can be used in the following car parks:


Blandford Forum



Corfe Castle




Lyme Regis




Sturminster Newton



West Bay

West Bexington



Car parks you cannot park for 2 hours in

The Flexi Stay permit also allows 2 hours free parking in the majority of Dorset Council car parks, by booking a session on the MiPermit App (download the app for iPhone or Android).  Find out how to activate your 2 hour session using MiPermit.

The following car parks are excluded:


  • Trinity Street car park (northern section)


  • Castletown car park


  • Angel Lane car park

West Bay

  • Quayside car park
  • The George car park


  • Cosens Quay car park
  • Pavilion / Forecourt car park


  • Crown Mead car park
  • High Street car park
  • Walford Mill car park

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