Somerset County Council

Care Worker Parking Permits


Care Worker Parking Permits are virtual permits managed by MiPermit on our behalf. 

The virtual permit operates in a similar way as your road fund licence. Our Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to check with their handheld computer whether a vehicle has a valid permit.

There are resident parking schemes in Bridgwater, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells and Yeovil. Care Workers parking to visit clients in these areas need to hold a Virtual Care Worker’s Permit, which costs £10 a year. The permit will not enable parking in car parks or on yellow lines.

Virtual Care Worker Permits are valid in all resident permit areas for up to two hours at a time.  

Misuse of a permit, such as using it when not on duty, may lead to the permit being cancelled.

The easiest way to apply for, or renew, your Virtual Care Worker’s Permit is online. If you are unable to do this, please phone 0345 520 7007.

Apply or renew now

To apply for, or renew, a Virtual Care Workers Parking Permit online you must:

  • Be eligible to purchase or renew the permit. You can find information about eligibility in the Care Worker Parking Permits Terms and Conditions  
  • Provide an email address and phone number  
  • Provide proof that you are employed by an approved care provider
  • Be able to pay for your permit using a credit or debit card registered to the same address as the employer 
  • Read the Terms and Conditions and agree to them    

Paying for your permit online
You will be asked to enter your credit or debit card details at the end of your application. If we have any questions about your application we will contact you. 

If you are not eligible for a parking permit at the time of application we will refund the fee back to your credit or debit card. 

Renewing your permit
All permits must be renewed each year. You can apply to renew a permit up to one month before the expiry date.

We will email you a reminder to renew your permit four weeks before your permit expires.  

Permits can be renewed online or by phoning MiPermit on 0345 520 7007

There is no period of grace between expiry and renewal. 

If you change your vehicle you must update the details online or by phoning 0345 520 7007

If you change employer you must cancel your current virtual permit and reapply through your new employer. 

Change of details and replacement permit requests can be managed online or
phone MiPermit on 0345 520 7007 or email for information. 


Contact: Mi Permits
Phone: 0345 520 7007 
Opening Hours (To speak to an advisor about a penalty charge notice or a resident permit): Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm, Sunday closed.

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