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Get visitors' parking permits

Get visitors' parking permits

Get digital visitors' parking permits so that your visitors can park

If you live within the Central Parking Zone (CPZ) you can't get visitors' permits. Find out where your visitors can pay to park.

Getting visitors' permits

Digital visitors' parking permits

Our visitors' parking permits are now digital. If you have digital visitors' parking permits your visitors don't need to display anything in their vehicle.

You don't need to own a vehicle to apply for visitors' parking permits.

You need to activate your visitor permits when you want to use them.  Each digital visitors' parking permits is valid for one vehicle for one day during the schemes hours of operation.

You can activate visitors' permits in advance, if you know when your visitors are coming activate with their registration number and the date of their visit.

You can swap a vehicle registration number on any activated visitor permit. Log in to MiPermit or call 0345 520 7007 

Get digital visitors' parking permits

If you haven't got a MiPermit account to register and apply online you'll need:

  • to live in a residents' parking area
  • an email address to register
  • your postcode and house number
  • a debit or credit card to pay if your visitors' permits are not free
  • your council tax account number which is on your council tax bill, if you pay council tax but don't have your account number call 0117 922 2900, if you don't pay council tax call 0345 520 7007 to give us evidence of your address as in our terms and conditions

 If you have problems  registering or applying for permits call 0345 520 7007.

If you have a MiPermit account to apply online you'll need:

  • to sign into your account

Get digital visitors' parking permits

Activate or change vehicle registration on digital visitors' permits

Visitors’ parking permits are digital permits, your visitors don’t need to display any type of permit in their vehicle. You'll need to allocate a permit to your visitors vehicle for their visit. You can do this up to two weeks in advance.  If plans change, you can cancel any visitor sessions as long as they haven’t started. 

To activate a visitor permit:

  • Login to the MiPermit, select Activate Visitor Permit, add your visitors’ vehicle registration number and the date required
  • Login to the MiPermit smartphone app, select Activate Visitor Permit, add you visitors’ vehicle registration number and the date required
  • Call MiPermit on 0345 520 7007

To swap a vehicle registration on an active visitor's permit:

  • Login to the MiPermit, select Activate Visitor Permit, change your visitors’ vehicle registration number and the date required
  • Call MiPermit on 0345 520 7007

Help to apply for  visitors' permits

If you don’t have access to the internet or a smartphone or you are unable to use a land line phone, you can still apply for visitor permits.  Fill in our residents’ parking contact form or call 0117 9222600.

See also help to use your visitors' permits.

Visitors' permit expiry

All visitors permits will expire one year from the date you apply for them.   You can cancel your visitors' permits at any time.  You won't get a refund for unused permits you have paid for.

Paper visitors' permits

If you have paper visitors' parking permits you should continue to display the permits in your visitors vehicles.  When they expire you can apply for digital visitors' permits.

Fill in our residents parking form to tell us if you’ve paid for paper visitor permits and that they expire before a full 12 month period from when you bought them. You’ll need to upload a copy of your invoice or receipt in the document upload section.  We’ll contact you to tell you what to do so that they remain valid for the full 12 month period.