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Visitor Permit

Information about parking permits for visitors to a residency, including who can purchase a visitor permit, where these are valid, and how to purchase permits.

What is a Visitor Permit?

Visitor Permits are issued by residents living within a Controlled Parking Zone, or on a street that is covered by a Resident Permit Scheme, to their visitors. Visitor Permits can only be purchased by the resident, and cannot be purchased by the visitor themselves. 

Visitor 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 Visitor Permits are also valid. 

In the East Riding, Blue Badge holders are not required to obtain a Visitor Permit, as displaying a valid Blue Badge in a vehicle offers the same exemptions as a Visitor Permit. 

Am I entitled to purchase Visitor Permits?

Any resident who has a valid Resident Permit or valid Resident Registration Card can purchase Visitor Permits. 

How much do Visitor Permits cost?

Visitor Permits are purchased in bundles of 35 individual permits, at a cost of £5.00 per bundle. Each individual permit is valid for one day, from the start time up until 10am the following day.  

Where can my visitors park with Visitor Permits?

Visitor Permits can be used to park in any parking place within the particular Controlled Parking Zone or Resident Permit Scheme location where you live where the adjacent signage states ‘Resident Permit holders’. Please see an example of signage below. In Bridlington, the sign also specifies either Zone ‘A’ or Zone ‘B’, such as the in the right photograph. 

Controlled Parking Zones cover large areas, and Visitor Permits are valid in any qualifying parking bay within the whole zone, whereas Resident Permit Schemes only cover an individual street. 

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 – Visitor Permits will not be valid in any affected parking places during these times, therefore permit holders should make alternative parking arrangements. 

How do I purchase Visitor Permits?

In order to purchase Visitor Permits, you must already be in possession of a valid Resident Permit or Resident Registration Card via the MiPermit system. If do not possess either of these, please see our webpage on how to apply. 

  To purchase Visitor Permits: 

  • Go to the MiPermit website using the button below and log in  

          MiPermit

  • Click on the ‘Buy Digital Permits’ button  
  • Click on the ‘Visitors Permit’ button 
  • Follow instructions on screen to complete the purchase  
  • You can purchase up to 10 bundles of 35 Visitor Permits per year - MiPermit shows you how many bundles you have left available to buy when making the purchase 

 

If you need any assistance using the MiPermit system please contact MiPermit directly on 0345 520 7007. These calls cost the same as a national rate call, and from a mobile phone will be included in your minutes package (where applicable).  

How do I assign one of my Visitor Permits to my visitor's vehicle?

To activate a Visitor Permit: 

  • Go to the MiPermit website using the button below and log in 

          MiPermit

  • Click on the ‘Manage Digital Permits’ button  
  • Click on the ‘ Visitors Permit’ button  
  • Fill in the vehicle registration mark of your visitor’s vehicle  
  • Choose the start date and time for the Visitor Permit 
  • Click ‘Continue’ 
  • Check details are correct and click ‘Confirm’ 

Visitor Permits are valid from the day of activation until 10am the following day. If your visitor is staying for several days, you must activate a separate Visitor Permit for each day.

If you have more than one visitor in a day, whether this be at the same time or not, you must activate a Visitor Permit for each individual vehicle that will be parked. 

You can view all current and previous Visitor Permits by clicking the ‘Manage Digital Permits’ button on your MiPermit account, and then then the ‘Visitor Permits’ button (please scroll to the bottom of the page). 

If you need any assistance using the MiPermit system please contact MiPermit directly on 0345 520 7007. These calls cost the same as a national rate call, and from a mobile phone will be included in your minutes package (where applicable).  

Can I cancel a Visitor Permit if it is no longer required? 

Visitor Permits cannot be cancelled if they have already become active.  

If a Visitor Permit has not become active yet, such as if you processed this the day before expecting your visitor, you can cancel this and it will be available for you to use another time.  

To cancel a Visitor Permit that is not yet active: 

  • Log into your MiPermit Account 
  • Click ‘Manage Digital Permits’ 
  • Click ‘Visitor Permits’ 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page where current and previous Visitor Permits are listed 
  • Double click on the Visitor Permit you wish to cancel  
  • Click ‘Cancel Permit’ 

Can I change the vehicle that is covered by one of my Visitor Permits? 

Visitor Permits are not transferrable between vehicles once they have become active. If you need to change vehicle details before a Visitor Permit is active, please follow instructions above to cancel the permit, and then re-active another Visitor Permit with the alternate vehicle details. 

Can refunds be issued on any un-used Visitor Permits left in a bundle? 

Refunds will not be issued for Visitor Permits under any circumstances.

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