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Help with your permit query

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You can now apply and pay for all parking permits online through our parking permit system. 

To apply for any permit, you must first set up an account. When registering, choose ‘Resident’ as your customer type to apply for a resident permit.

Register for an account

 

 

Questions about parking permits or account 

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When registering for a parking account, please use the ‘lookup’ button to select your post code. You will then be able to choose your address from a list of addresses at that post code.

If you cannot find your address, please contact us and we will investigate.

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When you register on the new parking portal, an email with a verification link is sent to confirm the email address that was provided. The registration process is not complete until you have clicked the verification link.

If you do not see the verification emails in your inbox, please:

  1. ensure you are using the same email address that you registered with. If you have mistyped the email when registering, this will not work, and you will need to start the registration process again.
  2. check your email spam/junk filter for the email.

If you still do not receive a verification email and it’s been an hour since registering, please contact us.

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In some email clients, the verification link does not open when clicking on it. If this has happened to you, please copy the whole link and paste it in to the address field of your browser and press <enter>.
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You can reset your password on the password reset page.

You can only reset your password for an account if you have completed the registration process already, including clicking on the verification link sent to your email when you registered.

If you are having problems verifying your account or resetting your password, please

  1. ensure you are using the same email address that you registered with
  2. check your email spam/junk filter for the email.

If you are still unable to reset your password, please contact us.

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Each permit type is linked to a customer type (resident, business and public service), which has to be pre-selected during registration. If you need both a resident and business parking permit, you will need two separate parking accounts, using two different email addresses. One will be for your resident permits and the other for business permits.
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Please double check you enter the vehicle registration correctly. If your vehicle registration is not recognised when you are trying to apply for a permit, please contact us and we will investigate.
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When you are registering for a parking account, the system will set your customer type. Which permits you see listed will depend on the customer type (business, customer and public service). You can check the customer type linked to each permit on the parking permit webpages.

Please scroll through the complete list of permits. The scrollbar is currently not easily visible on some browsers and tablets/phones, but it is possible to scroll through.

If you realise that you have selected the wrong customer type during registration, you can contact us to change it.

If you do not see any permits listed at all, please contact us.

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We check the CO2 emissions or engine size of your vehicle to work out your price band. You can find this information on your V5C document to check against the price of your permit.

Second and third resident permits for a household are also charge extra, and there is an extra charge for diesel vehicles.

If you have checked the cost of your permit and still believe it is wrong, please contact us and we will investigate. We will aim to process your request within 3 working days. In the meantime, you will have to make alternative parking arrangements, such as visitor vouchers or resident daily permit.

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For all new residential and public service permits, we aim to reivew applications within three working days. While your application is being checked, your vehicle registration will be covered to park in the appropriate permit bay within your mini parking zone.

Once the application has been reviewed, an email will be sent to indicate one of the following:

  1. Application approved – this means your permit application has been successful and the virtual permit is valid for use immediately.
  2. Application declined – this means your permit application has not been successful. The email will give explanation on why the application has been declined.
  3. Application referred – this means additional information is required in order to be able to approve the permit application.

Business permits are processed immediately.

For visitor vouchers, we aim to complete the initial registration assessment within three working days. Once this has been completed, you will be able to pay for vouchers immediately as and when you need them.

Please log onto your parking account to check the status of your application.

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No, your permit is valid until it expires and you will have to apply for a new one.

You can apply for a new permit up to one month before your old one expires and you can change the start date so that you do not lose any time.

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No, you will receive a reminder letter, email or text message, but you will have to apply for a new permit. 

You can apply for a new permit up to one month before it expires and you can change the start date so that you do not lose any time.

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You need to complete the contact form to confirm you want to cancel your paper permit. If you have a virtual permit, you need to log in to your parking account. In the Permit section click on ‘View’ and then click on the tab ‘Cancel Permit’.

You should not apply for a new permit until we let you know we have cancelled it. If you try to apply before we contact you, a surcharge will be applied for a second or third permit in the household, or the maximum number of three permits allowed may have been reached.

If you need to park your new vehicle in the meantime, you can apply for visitor vouchers or a resident daily permit.

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Your paper permit has already been added to the new system as a virtual permit, so you do not need to display it.

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If you have a paper permit, please complete the contact form and any refund due will be calculated from the date we receive your request. We will refund the card used to pay for the permit. However, in case we are unable to refund your card can you also provide your bank sort code and account number. Please allow up to 10 working days to receive your refund.

If you have a virtual permit, you need to log in to your parking account. In the Permit section click on ‘View’ and then click on the tab ‘Cancel Permit’. Any refund due will be calculated from the date we receive your request. We will refund the card used to pay for the permit. Please allow up to one month to receive your refund.

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If you have a permit and you get a replacement car while your vehicle is off the road, please complete the contact form. Upload a letter from the garage to confirm that your vehicle is off the road and for how long. We will aim to process your request within three working days. In the meantime, you will have to make alternative parking arrangements, such as visitor vouchers or resident daily permit.

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