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On-street parking permits terms and conditions - October 2021

Trade permits

General Information

5.1 We encourage tradespeople and landlords to use sustainable modes of transport such as public transport, walking and cycling, to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for all. However, we recognise that there are occasions where it is necessary to park in a Bath car park or Residents' Parking Zone, in order to provide services to residents and businesses.

5.2 A Trade permit allows the holder to activate digital parking stays to park in a Bath car park, residents' parking bay, or on-street Pay & Display bay for as long as required, without having to purchase a ticket at a Pay & Display machine. This provides the flexibility of allowing the permit holder to stay for longer periods than the maximum time advertised.

5.3 You can apply for a digital trade permit account through MiPermit.

5.4 A trade parking stay must be activated via MiPermit in advance, or upon arrival for the required duration.

5.5 A stay can be cancelled via the MiPermit mobile app, if booked in advance, and if done so before the requested time starts. A parking stay cannot be cancelled once it is activated.

5.6 It is the permit holder’s responsibility to activate a ‘further stay’ if you wish to stay longer than the activated parking stay. Failure to do so may result in the issue of a PCN (Penalty Charge Notice).

5.7 Trade permits are not vehicle specific. There is no limit to the number of vehicles that can be linked to a trade permit account. All parking charges incurred on the account are charged against the registered bank card on a daily basis.


5.8 Tradespeople using a vehicle as an essential on-site base while working for heavy materials, equipment or tools, and landlords who rent at least one property within a residents' parking zone, are eligible for a trade permit.

5.9 Applicants do not have to reside, or be based, within Bath and North East Somerset to apply.

5.10 All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Examples of trades that may be entitled include services which may need to deliver heavy equipment and tools, such as the following:

  • Aerial installation
  • Bathroom fitting
  • Building
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet fitting
  • Painting and decorating

5.11 Applicants are required to provide proof of the business undertaken as part of the application process.

Location codes and costs per stay

5.13 View the table below for trade permit location codes and costs per stay.

Trade permit location codes and cost
Trade area Residents' parking zone Location code Cost
Inner zones Bath Central and Zone 1 755999 £3.50 per hr up to £28 daily maximum
Outer zones All other residents' parking zones 755998
£7 per day
Bath council car parks  n/a Location codes and car park charges as per individual signs and Pay & Display machines