Warning
From 1 April you will no longer be able to use a flexi permit in Portland Bill car park. This is because Dorset Council will no longer be responsible for this site.
Our parking permits have changed to virtual permits. Contact us if 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
  • £27.50 a month or £290 for 12 months
  • limited to 1 registered vehicle per permit

 

Eligibility

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

Residents

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 to include address).

Businesses

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, which must include applicant's home and work address).

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 for an unlimited stay. Please note motorhomes are not permitted in any Dorset Council car park from 10pm to 8am:

Beaminster

Blandford Forum

Bridport

Charmouth

Corfe Castle

Dorchester

Ferndown

Gillingham

Lyme Regis

Portland

Shaftesbury

Sherborne

Sturminster Newton

Verwood

Wareham

West Bay

West Bexington

Weymouth

Wimborne

Car parks limited to a maximum 2 hours stay

The Flexi Stay permit allows you a single parking session for up to 2 hours every day in the following 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.

Beaminster

  • The Square

Blandford Forum

  • Church Lane

Bridport

  • Rope Walks
  • South Street
  • Wykes Court

Corfe Castle

  • Purbeck Park

Dorchester

  • Acland Road
  • Old Market
  • Trinity Street (South)

Lyme Regis

  • Broad Street
  • Cobb Gate

Shaftesbury

  • Bell Street

Sherborne

  • Newland North
  • Old Market Yard

Sturminster Newton

  • Church Street

Wareham

  • Rempstone Centre

West Bay

  • Bridport Arms
  • Esplanade

Weymouth

  • Governors Lane
  • Harbourside
  • Melcombe Regis
  • Park Street
  • Royal Yard

Wimborne

  • Hanham Road
  • King Street
  • Park Lane

Car parks you cannot use the Flexi Stay permit in

Dorchester

  • History Centre 
  • Trinity Street (northern section)

Portland

  • Castletown
  • Grangecroft

West Bay

  • Quayside 
  • The George 

Weymouth

  • Cosens Quay car park
  • Pavilion car park
  • Pavilion Forecourt

Wimborne

  • Crown Mead
  • Walford Mill

Wareham

  • The Quay