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Carer Permit

Information about parking permits for carers, including who qualifies for a Carer Permit, where these are valid, and how to apply. 

What is a Carer Permit?

Carer Permits are available to those who administer care to a resident at home, when the resident lives within a Controlled Parking Zone, allowing them to park close-by to the property. Carer permits can be applied for and purchased by the person receiving care, the person administering the care, or by a Care Agency who administer care in the community.

Carer Permits offer vehicles an exemption from a particular parking restriction nearby to the residency they are visiting; this is usually an exemption from a limited waiting restriction (a time restriction), however there are also a small number of streets within the East Riding that are reserved for Resident Permit holders only, where Carer Permits are also valid.

Where are the Controlled Parking Zones within the East Riding?

The council currently has four Controlled Parking Zones. These are Beverley, Bridlington Zone A, Bridlington Zone B and Howden.

Please see maps of the Controlled Parking Zone boundaries below:

Beverley Controlled Parking Zone map(pdf 697kb)

Bridlington Controlled Parking Zones map (pdf 692kb)

Howden Controlled Parking Zone map (pdf 970kb)

Do I need to pay for a Carer Permit?

Yes, due to the cost associated with implementing and enforcing a Controlled Parking Zone or Resident Permit Scheme, Carer Permits do have to be purchased. Carer Permits last one year and need to be renewed annually.

Permit costs are as follows:

 

Care Permit costs
 Location  Annual permit cost
 Beverley  £30.00
 Bridlington  £25.00
 Howden  £35.00

Where can I park with a Carer Permit?

Carer Permits can be used to park in any parking place within a particular Controlled Parking Zone where the adjacent signage states 'Resident permit holders'. 

Please see examples of signage below. In Bridlington, the sign also specifies either zone 'A' or zone 'B', such as the in the photograph on the right.

Parking signs

From time to time, the council may need to suspend the use of a number of parking places for reasons such as to enable essential maintenance works to take place. Notices displayed on-street will advise motorists of the dates and times of the suspension - Carer Permits will not be valid in any affected parking places during these times, therefore permit holders should make alternative parking arrangements.

How do I apply for a Carer Permit?

Carer Permits are a paper permit, which must be clearly displayed within a vehicle in order to be relied on for parking. Applicants should fill out an application form and return it to the Parking Operations team with the requested proofs for consideration. If an application is approved, the permit will be sent out to the applicant in the post.

If you are the person receiving care:

  • Download, save, print and then fill in this application form:Application Form for Individual Carers Parking Permit (pdf 115kb)

    and return it to:
    Permits
    PO Box 299
    Beverley
    HU17 6FH

    along with the required proofs (below)

  • You will need to provide proof of address, such as a council tax or utilities bill
  • You will also need to provide a letter from the Children, Family and Adult Services section of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, confirming that you are receiving care. This section can be contacted by telephoning (01482) 393939
  • Please include a cheque for the required amount with your application, or indicate that you would prefer to pay over the telephone, and the team will contact you to take payment using your credit or debit card;
  • Alternatively, you may wish to hand your application and proofs in at a Customer Service Centre, where payment for the permit can also be made. If your application is then unsuccessful, we will contact you to arrange reimbursement. 

If you are the person administering care:

  • Download, save, print and then fill in this application form: Application Form for Individual Carers Parking Permit (pdf 115kb)

    and return it by post to:
    Permits,
    PO Box 299
    Beverley
    HU17 6FH

    along with the required proofs (below)

  • You will need to provide proof of vehicle ownership, such as V5C document or vehicle hire agreement
  • You will also need to provide a letter from the Children, Family and Adult Services section of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, confirming that you are registered to administer care. This section can be contacted by telephoning (01482) 393939
  • Please include a cheque for the required amount with your application, or indicate that you would prefer to pay over the telephone, and the team will contact you to take payment using your credit or debit card
  • Alternatively, you may wish to hand your application and proofs in at a Customer Service Centre, where payment for the permit can also be made. If your application is then unsuccessful, we will contact you to arrange reimbursement. 

If you are a Care Agency:

  • Download, save, print and then fill in this application form:

    Application Form for Agency or Group Service Provider Carers Parking Permit (pdf 188kb)

    and return it to:
    Permits
    PO Box 299
    Beverley
    HU17 6FH
    along with the required proofs (below)

  • You will need to provide a Certificate of Registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • You will also need to provide a letter, on company letterhead, from the registered care provider confirming your employment and that you are registered to administer care
  • Please include a cheque for the required amount with your application, or indicate that you would prefer to pay over the telephone, and the team will contact you to take payment using your credit or debit card
  • Alternatively, you may wish to hand your application and proofs in at a Customer Service Centre, where payment for the permit can also be made. If your application is then unsuccessful, we will contact you to arrange reimbursement. 

Please note: that Carer Permits are for those administering care to residents in their own home only. If your work premises is based with a Controlled Parking Zone, but you do not visit service users in their own homes (such as if you work in a care home), then you are not entitled to purchase a Carer Permit.

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