9.1 We encourage the use of 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 GPs will require a vehicle when on call, so they can respond to medical emergencies.
9.2 Digital GP permits are available on an 12 or 6 monthly basis through MiPermit.
9.3 When on call, or when responding to medical emergencies at someone's home, GP Permit holders can park in the following places:
- Doctors only bays
- Resident’s only parking bays
- Pay & Display bays
- Limited waiting bays (without time limit)
9.4 Permits cannot be used in the following places or circumstances:
- Council car parks
- Where there is a loading ban
- A marked cycle lane
- On a part of the road with any marking associated with a pedestrian crossing
- Where obstruction or danger will be caused
- Blue Badge holders only bays
- A clearway, bus stop or taxi rank
- On a no waiting or yellow line restriction (unless attending an emergency; please see conditions below)
9.5 If attending an emergency and no other legal parking space is available, the permit holder can park on a no waiting/yellow line restriction. If a PCN (Penalty Charge Notice) is issued, it is the PCN recipient's responsibility to either pay this charge, or challenge this penalty through the standard statutory process, as advised on the reverse of the PCN and on our website.
9.6 Permits are for medical visits outside the normal place of work, and must not be used for general or commuter parking.
9.7 Permits are vehicle specific, and can only be used by the GP named in the application, and with the nominated vehicle(s). A maximum of 2 vehicles can be attached to a permit.
9.8 If you have a change in vehicle, your permit must be updated and proof of business vehicle insurance provided. This can only be done by contacting the Parking Services team; you can email us at email@example.com or call us on 01225 47 71 33. There is a £10 administration charge for updating your permit.
9.9 If a Doctor/GP permit type is no longer required or unable to be used, we will provide a refund for any full remaining months. This is subject to the permit being cancelled, and there will be a £10 administration charge.
9.10 GP permits are available to registered general practitioners, who are required to be on call to respond to medical emergencies. Evidence of registration, or the GP’s full name and GMC reference number, must be provided.
9.11 Applicants do not have to reside within Bath & North East Somerset to apply.
9.12 Permit users must have business level insurance for the vehicle(s) linked to the permit.
Permits are available for a duration 6 months, at a cost of £60, or 12 months, costing £100. The unit cost for permits is the same, however many GP permits the medical practice needs to purchase.