Low Paid Worker Permit

The Low Paid Worker parking permit enables lower paid staff who commute to work in shops or offices in Dorking and Leatherhead town centre to apply for a discounted parking permit.

  • Dorking permit holders can park in the long term section of St Martins Walk car park, Monday to Saturday.
  • Leatherhead permit holds can park on Level 6 of the Swan Centre car park, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.

Qualifying Criteria 

To be eligible for the Low Paid Worker permit, applicants must:

  • work in either Dorking or Leatherhead town centres as defined by the maps in Appendix 1 and 2
  • drive a minimum of 2 miles for their place of residence to their place of work
  • earn less than the National Living Wage plus 10% per hour.  As from 1st April 2021 this is currently £9.80 per hour, should earnings increase above this figure you will no longer be eligible for the permit.

Documents you will need:

Proof of Earnings. Acceptable documents include:

  • copy of payslip showing your hourly rate 
  • a letter on headed paper from your employer stating the hourly rate which you are paid and place of work
  • a copy of your contract of employment

 Proof of Residence. Acceptable documents include:

  • a recent utility bill, bank statement or payslip no more than 3 months old (electricity, gas, landline phone, water bill)
  • Benefit Award Statement, Tenancy Agreement or letter from your landlord confirming your tenancy

Photocopies and online downloads of the above will be accepted.


120 permits are available at a price of £150 each per annum or £40 each quarter, on a first-come, first served basis.

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Low Paid Worker Terms and Conditions.

For more information please email parking@molevalley.gov.uk