We are changing the way we deal with processing Care Worker Parking Permits and would like to introduce you to MiPermit who will be managing these permits on behalf of Somerset County Council. We are introducing virtual permits which can be applied via the MiPermit website which means you no longer need to display a paper permit.
The virtual permit operates in a similar way as your road fund licence. Our Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to check with their hand held computer whether a vehicle has a valid permit.
There are resident parking schemes, in Bridgwater, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells and Yeovil. Care Workers parking in these areas to visit clients need to hold a Virtual Care Worker’s Permit, which cost £10 per 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 use when not on duty, may lead to cancellation of the permit.
The easiest way to apply for, or renew, your Virtual Care Worker’s Permit is online. If you are unable to do this please telephone 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 queries 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 are renewable annually. You can apply to renew a permit up to one month prior to the expiry date.
We will email you a reminder to renew your permit four weeks before your permit’s expiry date.
Permits can be renewed online or phone MiPermit on 0345 520 7007
There is no period of grace between expiry and renewal.
If you change your vehicle you will need to update the details online or by phoning 0345 520 7007
If you change employer you will have to cancel your current virtual permit and reapply via your new employer.
Change of details and replacement permit requests can be managed online or
phone MiPermit on 0345 520 7007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Parking permits are administered on behalf of Somerset County Council by Mi-Permits.
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.