Apply online for a shoppers parking permit

West Dorset District Council has simplified the process for requesting or renewing a Shoppers Parking Permit.

You can now purchase or renew a permit online at

Permits are priced from £16 for one vehicle or £18.50 for two vehicles for each six month period.

The website has been designed to work on smartphones, tablets and desktops, enabling you to carry out transactions at a time and place that suits you. The fully automated service will also send you a reminder when your permit is due to expire.

Cllr John Russell, West Dorset District Council’s Executive Portfolio Holder for Environmental Protection and Assets, said: “We want to make the process of renewing parking permits as easy and straight forward as possible. Having the ability to apply online is a much quicker and greener way of working.”

Shoppers’ permits allow two hours’ parking (limited to one use a day) in district council short stay car parks or three hours if a disabled badge is also displayed.

As part of its transformation journey, the council is continually exploring new ways of making services more accessible, efficient and effective for residents.