Terms and Conditions of use

Permits are issued subject to the current East Dorset Off Street Parking Places Consolidation Order and to the following general terms and conditions:

  • to qualify for an Old Road resident car park permit you must be resident at a property fronting or backing onto Old Road

  • the Old Road resident's parking permit is limited to one permit per vehicle owner per qualifying household and is valid for 24 hours in Old Road car park only

  • they are not valid in any other East Dorset car park operated by Dorset Council

  • the permit is not transferable and is not valid on any vehicle except that specified on the electronic application form. If you change your vehicle during the lifetime of the permit you must update the online system and upload a copy of the DVLA registration document of the replacement vehicle for verification by the car parks team

  • vehicles are admitted and left at the owner's risk. Dorset Council will not be liable for any loss or damage to the vehicle or its contents unless caused by the negligence of the council.

  • the issue of a permit is subject to the vehicle being of a type authorised and used in accordance with the Parking Order(s) currently in force. The council reserves the right to withdraw the use of a Permit or issue a Penalty Charge Notice for infringements of the Parking Order(s)

  • the offer of a permit places no obligation on the council to provide a parking space

  • if you cease to qualify for an Old Road resident car park permit please inform the council with immediate effect 

  • in the event of a query about parking permits please contact us quoting your name, address and registration number in any correspondence


The definition of the following in the current East Dorset Off Street Parking Places Consolidation Order is:

  • Resident of the Borough - means a person who is resident within former East Dorset District Council on the date of application and whose name would normally appear on the Electoral Register

Vehicle Excise Licence and Certificate of Insurance

Parking permit holders are reminded that it is a condition of the current East Dorset Off Street Parking Places Consolidation Order that the specified vehicle must be properly and currently taxed and insured when located in any of the councils car parks.

Road Traffic Act 1991

Permit holders are advised that it is an offence to ignore direction signs, arrows and speed restrictions in off street car parks. Prosecution can be brought by the Police under the above Act.


No refunds are available for Old Road Resident Permits.

Right to Cancel

Full details can be found in the East Dorset Parking cancellation terms and conditions and the East Dorset model cancellation form.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018

Dorset Council will use any data provided within this electronic application for the issuing of parking permits and the detection of outstanding enforcement notices. It may also be disclosed to other departments within the council or external parties for related purposes or as required by law. All processing of this data will be in accordance with GDPR 2018.

Personal and sensitive personal information can include, for example, your name, address, registration number and any physical health information provided at the time of application.

National Fraud Initiative (NFI) Statement

This authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds in order to prevent and detect fraud.

Parking Services - East Dorset

Email: parking@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 228110
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