Parking permits - residential, visitors and market traders

Parking permits for market traders

Parking for market traders is available in the Ashton Square car park in Dunstable (on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) in marked red bays. These are reserved for market traders until 9:30am, after which the public can use them.

How much a permit costs

Our market trader permits are provided by Permit Smarti and cost:

  • £68.30 if you are trading one day a week
  • £136.60 if you are trading 2 days a week
  • £204.90 if you are trading 3 days a week

How to apply

Parking sessions are now virtual, meaning that you no longer need to display a pay and display ticket in your vehicle. To apply for, or renew a parking session go to the Permit Smarti (link opens in new window) website and select the market trader parking session.

Apply for your parking permit online

Once we have accepted your application, you can log back on to purchase and start your parking session.

Apply by post

Please note: You'll need to download and install Adobe Reader (free) to complete our PDF forms.

If you can’t apply for, amend or renew your permit online, please complete and return a PDF application form and return to:

Parking team
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ

Casual market traders can purchase a reduced daily parking session for £3.70 per day from the pay and display machines located in the car parks.

Market traders must display a trader’s permit to qualify for the reduced parking session.

Parking session charges

Pay as you go: purchase a £3.70 ticket which will cover you for the day when displayed with a permit.

Contact us

For any further enquiries, please email