Changes to parking permits

We are bringing in some changes to our parking system.  They will affect the way you apply for or renew a parking permit and apply for a visitor scratch card. We are working hard to get the new system up and running. While we are doing this, a temporary system is in place.

Permits will continue to be valid until 14 days after the stated expiry date.

Temporary permits with an expiry date or 14 October or 4 November will continue to be valid until 30 November 2019.

We will continue to issue parking fines for any cars parked illegally.

For more information, see the relevant parking permit pages.

Please note that this applies to parking permits only and not to blue badges, freedom passes or taxicards.

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Visitor permits

We cannot provide visitor scratch cards at the moment.

Instead, we can provide a temporary permit that can be used for visitors’ cars. These will be valid until 30 November 2019.

If you have a temporary permit that expired on 14 October or 4 November, you can continue to use and display this until 30 November 2019. 

How to apply

  • Read the terms and conditions and then complete the online application form. If you haven’t already got an account, you will need to register and verify your email first.
  • You will need to upload your proof of residency (such as a council tax letter).
  • We will check your application and documents and let you know if it has been accepted. Applications will be processed by the end of the next working day.
  • If it's approved, we will post you a temporary permit.
  • You will receive updates by email at each step of this process.

Apply for a temporary resident visitor permit


MiPermit holders

We have posted a free temporary permit valid until 4 November to all MiPermit holders (those who had free, virtual visitor permits). You can continue to use and display this permit until 30 November

Temporary permit terms and conditions

  • Valid for use until 23:59 on 30 November 2019
  • Can be used in any vehicle, and are not limited to ‘one use’ as Scratch Cards are.
  • Valid all day, and can be used multiple times.
  • The Temporary Permit Is only valid in one of the following parking bay within the zone which is written on the temporary permit;
    a) Resident Permit Holder Only
    b) Permit Holder Only
    c) Permit Holder or Pay at machine
    d) Permit Holder or Pay by phone.

Note - the signage may vary – it is the driver's responsibility to check.