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Parking permits

There are various types of parking permits available.

There are different types of parking permits. They vary in price and cover 6 months. They can be bought throughout the year and used across a combination of car parks:

Car park permits January 2019

Permit type Duration Price Car parks
Long stay 6 months £770 Cannon Street
Castle Street
High Street
Orchard multi-storey
Wood Street
Commuter 6 months £660 Belvedere Road
Victoria Gate
Wellington 6 months £300 Longforth Road
North Street
South Street

A £10 administration fee will apply for any permit alterations or loss of a permit.

How to apply

You can download and complete the Taunton and Wellington Parking Permit application form and return it with the right payment.  If you want to pay by debit or credit card you should visit one of our offices. Purchase orders will be accepted for businesses buying permits. Please take or send your completed form to:

Parking Services
Somerset West and Taunton
PO Box 866
Taunton TA1 9GS

Permit applications are processed within 5 working days from when we get your application. It can take longer at busy times.

There are different types of parking permits. They vary in price:

  • shoppers short stay
  • named car park
  • district permits
  • business district permits
  • weekly permit - these permits can be obtained through PayByPhone
Permit type Duration Price
Shoppers short stay 1 year £40
Named car park
(excluding Watchet and Dulverton)
6 months £150
Named car park
(excluding Watchet and Dulverton)
12 months £195
District 6 months £170
District 12 months £300
Business district 6 months £210
Business district 12 months £385
District 1 hour permit
6 months £25
Dulverton 6 months £150
Dulverton 12 months £195
Watchet 6 months £150
Watchet 12 months £195
Weekly (via PayByPhone) 7 days £25

A £10 fee will apply for any permit alterations or loss of a permit.

Parking permit locations

Permits can be used in these car parks:

  • Minehead: Quay West, Warren Upper, Clanville, Alexandra Road and North Road
  • Porlock: Porlock Central
  • Dunster: Dunster Steep and Park Street
  • Williton: Williton Central
  • Watchet: Anchor Street, Market Street, Harbour Road, Swain Street and West Pier
  • Dulverton: Exmoor House, Lion Stables and Guildhall

Parking permits are not valid in:

  • Summerland car park, Minehead
  • Doverhay car park, Porlock – except Doverhay permit holders
  • Parsons Street car park, Porlock – except Parsons Street permit holders

How to apply

To apply for a new parking permit or to change the vehicle on an existing parking permit download and complete the West Somerset Parking Permit application form and return it with the right payment to:

Parking services
Somerset West and Taunton 
PO Box 866
Taunton TA1 9GS

We’ll issue you with a temporary permit (except renewals and shoppers) valid for 14 days. This must be used in your vehicle until your specific permit arrives.

Somerset County Council is responsible for the management of all on-street resident parking schemes in Somerset check Somerset County Council for more information.