Going paperless for parking permits
For many years, Sedgemoor District Council has offered season tickets for its long-stay car parks. Season ticket holders enjoy the benefit of discounted parking without the need to buy a ticket each day.
From Tuesday 27th August, buyers of a new season ticket will receive a virtual permit rather than a paper permit. Under the system, parking officers check a central database to see if the car is permitted to park in a particular car park.
There will be no need to display a paper permit and therefore no risk of losing the permit or forgetting to place it in the windscreen.
Customers can change their vehicle details on-line so the virtual permit can be used for any number of cars but will only be valid for one vehicle at a time. The scheme operates on-line through the MiPermit system. Customers may also apply by telephone rather than on-line if they wish.
Existing permit holders should continue to display their permit until it expires. Full details will be available on the Council’s web-site from Tuesday, 27th August.