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Disabled parking exemption permit terms and conditions in Christchurch

Permits are issued subject to the current Borough of Christchurch Off Street Parking Places Consolidation Order and to the following general terms and conditions:
  • the permit is tenable at the following Christchurch public pay and display car parks and allows unlimited parking: Avon Beach, Avon Run Road, Bargates, Bank Close, Bridge Street, Bypass, Christchurch Quay, Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe Cliff Top, Leisure Centre, Mayors Mead, Mudeford Quay, Pit Site, Priory, Purewell Dairy, Saxon Square, Southcliffe Road, Steamer Point, Wick Lane, Willow Way, Wortley Road
  • the permit must only be used when the Disabled Badge holder accompanies the vehicle ie the permit cannot be used or passed on to any other person
  • the permit must be affixed to the inside of the windscreen in a prominent position for inspection in conjunction with the specified Disabled Badge
  • vehicles are admitted and left at the owner's risk. The 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 purchase of a permit does not guarantee that a parking space will be available
  • please note that a 2 metre height restriction applies in most car parks (1.95m in Wick Lane and Leisure Centre East)
  • in the event of a lost permit, a charge of £5 will be made for a replacement and a signed statement of circumstance required
  • for any information about permits, please contact us.

Please retain your receipt email as proof of payment.

The definition of the following in the current Borough of Christchurch Off Street Parking Places Consolidation Order is:

  • resident of the borough - means a person who is resident within the area formerly known as the Borough of Christchurch on the date of application and whose name would normally appear on the Electoral Register prepared for the said borough

Vehicle excise licence and certificate of insurance

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

Road Traffic Act 1991- offences

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


No refunds are available in respect of this permit.

At certain times of the year the council reserves the right to grant free parking. No refund of the permit fee will be made in respect of such periods.

Right to cancel

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

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018

The 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, email 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.


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