Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Car parking

Stockton Council is responsible for most aspects of parking across the Borough.

We can help you find a car park, and we provide season tickets, resident parking schemes and permits. We administer the blue badge parking scheme and enforces certain parking and bus lane restrictions across the Borough.

Our latest annual parking report includes details of parking provision, permits, enforcement and future initiatives:

 

Important information about changes to the Tax Disc

On 1 October 2014 tax discs were abolished. You still need to tax your vehicle, however, tax discs are not reissued and therefore do not need to be displayed in your vehicle.

 

Charges for Blue Badge holders

From Monday 28 April 2014 charges became applicable for registered Blue Badge holders parking off-street in any Stockton Borough Council managed car park, where charges apply. 

 

Parking on pavements

Please read this guidance note for more information

 

Parking Waivers

The Council may exercise its discretion and issue waivers only in exceptional circumstances, where it is deemed that the vehicle is required to park near to or adjacent to a specified property where waiting restrictions apply. The decision made by the Council will be final, and where any application is rejected, the contractor shall make alternative parking arrangements.

A waiver will not be issued where tools and materials can be unloaded from the vehicle. The following list shows examples of reasons a vehicle would be eligible for a waiver.

  • The vehicle is a mobile workshop with a workbench and tools that are fixed to the vehicle and cannot be unloaded. This must be necessary for the work.
  • The vehicle has a generator fixed to the vehicle that is required to power tools that are necessary to complete the work.
  • There is a pump fixed to the vehicle, which is required to complete the work.
  • There is a fixed gas supply, or where the gas tanks are too large to remove from the vehicle, and this supply is required for the work at hand, e.g.for welding or refilling fire extinguishers.
  • Hazardous materials – chemicals that are officially a danger to health, present in large quantities and where there is insufficient secure storage for them on the site. Asbestos removal would also qualify, where full precautions including on site wash down facilities are required. 
  • Where space is very restricted and there is no space available to offload materials or store debris until a load is ready. A waiver for this reason would only be issued after a site inspection to confirm that the waiver is necessary.
  • The vehicle must be moved once the work is complete and the vehicle is no longer required

Is there a charge?

There is a charge of £10.00 per day.

Any waiver issued should be displayed on the vehicle in accordance with the conditions imposed so that it is clearly visible to a Civil Enforcement Officer from the outside of the vehicle. Failure to do so is likely to result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

The duration of the waiver can be extended by advance notification and payment to the parking office.

How to apply for a parking waiver

To apply for a waiver, please complete an Application Form and see our Terms and Conditions or contact Parking Services on 01642 528499. A Civil Enforcement Officer will then attend the site to assess the suitability for a parking waiver

When applying for a waiver the following details are required:

  • Name of company and driver
  • Registration number of vehicle
  • Make and model of the vehicle
  • Location the vehicle wishes to park in
  • Date from and to the waiver is required

Once a waiver has been issued, the following general rules also apply:

  • The waiver is only valid as shown
  • The waiver must be placed in the windscreen and be clearly visible from the outside
  • The vehicle must be moved on the instructions of a Police Officer, Traffic Warden or Civil Enforcement Officer
  • A waiver is only valid if it is displaying a signature from the issuing officer and applicant

Please note: a waiver can be revoked at any time by the county council if misuse of the waiver is suspected or any other reason deemed fit by the Authority.