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Parking Permits Terms and Conditions of Use

April 2019 Version 1.8 

These regulations apply for all parking permits purchased or renewed BEFORE 6 Jan 2022

Our updated Terms and Conditions apply to all on-street parking permit purchases and renewals after this date


1. Introduction 


This booklet is designed to inform customers of the terms and conditions of the 
operation of parking permit schemes in Bath and North East Somerset. Should 
customers need further information the staff in the Parking Services Team will be 
pleased to help. Contact details can be found on the back page of this booklet. 

2. Terms and Conditions 


Below are the general terms and conditions that apply to all of our permit types. 
Further detail about each individual permit can be found in sections 4 to 12 in this 
document. 

With the exception of reserved car park bays the parking permit does not guarantee 
a parking space. 

Parking is only permitted in a Permit Holders Bay or a Dual Use Bay in the zone or 
car park for which the permit has been issued. 

Where applicable paper permits must be completed in ink or the relevant information 
scratched off the correct panels; alterations to the details on a paper permit or 
incorrect usage will automatically render it invalid. 

The permit is only valid for the vehicle registration given. If you change your vehicle 
registration it is your responsibility to update your account details. Alternative parking 
should be sought until the vehicle registration is changed. 

If a Zero Emissions Vehicle Discount is offered and accepted, the vehicle registration 
recorded against that permit cannot be changed. 

Vehicles must be parked wholly within the bay markings. 

Responsibility for renewal of the permit lies with the permit holder. Parking without a 
valid permit may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued. 

The Council or Police may temporarily suspend the whole or part of a parking place 
which will be marked accordingly. Vehicles should not be parked in a suspended 
parking place without signed authorisation from a Council Official or Police Officer. 

The maximum laden weight of a vehicle permitted to park in a parking bay is 2.0 
tonnes and the maximum length is 6 meters, with a maximum of 12 passenger seats. 
Permits can only be used with: 

  • Passenger vehicles; 
  • Car derived vans; 
  • Goods vehicles with a taxation class of PLG. 


Consideration will be given on a case by case basis for vehicles that have a laden 
weight between 2.0 and 3.5 tonnes being used in conjunction with a Trade Permit. 

The charge for the following permit types covers the membership and administration 
of the scheme, maintenance and enforcement of the area. Unfortunately we are not 
able to offer a refund on these permit types if the permit is no longer required: 

 

  • Residents on street permits; 
  • Business on street permits; 
  • Visitor permits

We will refund any full remaining months on other permit types if the permit is no 
longer required and is cancelled, subject to the removal of an administration charge. 

Failure to comply with any of the above conditions may result in a Penalty Charge 
Notice being issued. 

The details provided when applying for a permit are subject to verification. Parking 
Services can request evidence to verify the details provided and will complete 
regular checks throughout the year. Failure to provide the requested information 
within 21 days or any evidence of falsified information will lead to cancellation of all 
parking permits, with no recourse to a refund. 

Where a dispute arises as to the eligibility of any applicant for a permit, the decision 
made by the Head of Parking Service in relation to the issue or subsequent 
cancelation of that permit, having taken into account all of the evidence available, will 
be final. 

Under Section 115 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as defined by the Road 
Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (District of Bath and North 
East Somerset) Order 2003, anyone who with the intent to deceive misuses a 
parking permit in anyway shall be guilty of a Criminal Offence. It shall also be an 
offence to knowingly make a false statement to obtain a Parking Permit. A Parking 
Permit does not obviate the requirement to tax and insure a motor vehicle for use on 
the public highway. 

The Council reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions. 

Data Protection Information 

The Council will process any personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. This authority is under a 
duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information provided when applying for or 
administering a permit for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible 
for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. 

Personal data may be used to enforce the parking terms and conditions and where Bath & North East Somerset believes a 
contravention has occurred we are processing your information in order fulfil our legal obligations under the Traffic 
Management Act (2004). Your personal data may be collected and retained in order to carry out the performance of a legal 
obligation and information may be shared with third parties for reasons permitted by law. 

If you would like more information about how we use your data, please see http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/council-privacy-notice 


3. Permit Schemes -what types of permits are available? 

3.1 On street parking permits: 

  • Residents Permit 
  • Visitor Permit 
  • Trade Permit (including Landlords) 
  • Business Permit 
  • Hotel/Guest House Permit 
  • Medical Permit 
  • General Practitioner Permit 
  • Holiday Let 


The above permits enable you to park in a designated residents’ parking bay, within 
the zone for which your permit is applicable, without time restriction, provided where 
applicable that the permit has been correctly activated/validated. 

3.2 Off Street parking permits: 

  • Car park permit 
  • Residents/business only car park permit 


Please note: the Council may cancel, withdraw or refuse to issue a permit if it 
appears that any of the particulars or evidence supplied by the applicant is falsified 
or untrue. 

Further detail about each permit type can be found in sections 4 to 12 below. 

4. Residents On Street Permits 

4.1 General Information 

Any person who regularly lives and sleeps more than four nights a week at premises 
within a residents' parking zone may apply for a permit. The council will require 
applicants to provide evidence to verify any information provided during the 
application process and this information can be requested at any time. This also 
applies to applications for visitor parking permits. 

Residents' parking schemes are aimed at tackling problems caused by commuter 
and shopper parking; the schemes are not intended to solve parking problems 
outside of the times of operation of the scheme. 

Permits are available to residents living within residents parking zones for use with 
their own vehicle. They are linked to the property, so when you apply you will need to 
provide proof of your residence within the zone – this must be your Council Tax 
number for automatic validation. If unavailable, a copy of your current Council Tax 
demand or a current tenancy/lease agreement showing your name and address can 
be provided. 

The vehicle used with the permit must be registered to your address, the vehicle 
registration document must be provided to Parking Services on request. A letter of 
authority from the supplier is sufficient evidence in the case of a lease car or a letter 
from an employer is suitable in the case of a company car; however this information 
must be provided if requested by Parking Services. Failure to provide this 
information could lead to cancellation of your parking permit with no recourse to a 
refund. 

Permits will be valid for one year from the date of issue; in Bath there is also an 
option to purchase a 6 month permit. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to renew 
their permits as no period of grace is allowed. 

In Bath, three residents' parking schemes are in operation: 

a) Central Zone -permit holders can park in all on street resident parking 
bays and all on street pay and display bays within the central parking 
zone if they hold a valid permit. Visitor permits are also available as 
part of a trial (digital only). 
The hours of operation for this zone are 8am to 7pm Monday to 
Saturday. Central resident permit holders are also permitted to park 
within Charlotte Street Car Park between the hours 5.30pm to 10am 
free of charge. 

b) Outer Zones (Zones 1-16) -permit holders can park in all on street 
resident parking bays the zone which their permit is valid. Visitor 
permits are also available (either digital or paper). The hours of 
operation for zone 1 are 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. The hours of 
operation for zones 2-14 are 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The 
hours of operation for zones 15-16 are 8am to 7pm 7 days a week. 
Zone 6 resident permit holders are also permitted to park within 
Charlotte Street Car Park between the hours 5.30pm to 10am free of 
charge. 

c) Outer Zone (Zone 18) -permit holders can park in all on street 
resident parking bays in the zone which their permit is valid. Visitor 
permits are also available (digital only). The hours of operation for zone 
18 are 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. 
The eligibility of properties for parking permits within zone 18 is offset 
by the availability of off street parking in accordance with the Traffic 
Regulation Order. For example, a property with access to one of street 
parking space will have its eligibility for parking permits reduced by one 
permit. 

An off street parking space is defined as private parking within the 
curtilage of the property or within 200m walking distance by way of 
garages or other private off street space such as a driveway. 

a. A “garage” for the purposes of off street parking spaces is 
defined as a building designed to accommodate a parked motor 
vehicle, with a minimum internal dimension of 5.0m long and 
2.5m wide wall to wall and multiples thereof. Any garage that 
measures smaller than the minimum dimensions will not be 
classed as an off street parking space. 


b. A “driveway” is defined as an area of and designed to 
accommodate a parked motor vehicle, with a minimum 
dimension of 5.0m long and 2.5m wide and multiples thereof. 
Any driveway that measures smaller than the minimum 
dimensions will not be classed as an off street parking space. 
In Keynsham, a residents’ parking scheme is in operation on the following streets: 

  • Mayfields, 
  • Rock Road 
  • Labbotts 

Permit holders can park in the on street residents parking bays in the street that their 
permit is valid for. The hours of operation are 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. 

In Peasedown-St-John, a residents’ parking scheme is on operation on the following 
street; 

  • Bath Road 

Residents of a household at 6, 7 & 8 Bath Road may apply to the Council for the 
issue of; 


a) One single vehicle permit for the parking in respect of one passenger vehicle or 
one car derived van or other vehicle deemed acceptable at the discretion of the 
Council within that household, or 


b) One second vehicle permit for the parking in respect of a maximum of one 
additional passenger vehicle or car derived van or other vehicle deemed 
acceptable at the discretion of the Council within that household. 
The Council reserves the right not to issue; 

a) Any permit where an off street parking place is available for use, or could be 
made available for use by the applicant, or 


b) A second permit where the Council identifies that there is insufficient space 
available for the issue of a second permit. 
The hours of operation are 8am to 6pm Monday to Sunday (inclusive). 

A permit does not allow you to park illegally. Permit holders must park in accordance 
with the terms and conditions of the permits as well as complying at all times with 
any other parking restrictions that may be present. Failure to do so may result in the 
issuing of a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). 

Permits are only valid for the vehicle registration given. If you change your vehicle, 
you must update your permit. Failure to do so may result in a PCN being issued. 

Parking permits have been introduced as a benefit to residents, giving them priority 
to park their vehicles within a reasonable distance of their homes during the hours 
that residents' parking zones are in operation. Abuse of parking permits by lending or 
selling permits to friends or commuters or by contravening the regulations of the 
scheme will result in the cancellation of all parking permits issued to an address. 

4.2 Restrictions 

Due to the lack of on street parking space, residents' parking permits are restricted 
as follows: 

 

  • To vehicles under 2 tonne unladen weight and/or 6 metres in length or with a maximum of 12 passenger seats 
  • To a maximum of 2 permits per residence in the outer zones and 1 permit in the Central Zone 


4.3 Cost of Permits 

  • Bath Central Resident Permit: £100 
  • Bath Outer zones (1-16) Resident Permit: 1st £100; 2nd £160 
  • Keynsham Residents Permit: 1st £60; 2nd “90 
  • Peasedown-St-John Resident Permit: £30. 

A limited number of Bath resident permits are available at a reduced cost of £10, on 
a first come first served basis, for customers with a zero emissions vehicle. This 
discount is offered until March 2022 as part of a trial. If the vehicle is eligible and a 
Zero Emissions Vehicle Discount is available, customers will be given the option to 
select the discounted permit or accept the standard charge. If the discount is 
accepted, customers are not permitted to change the vehicle registered against the 
permit. 

4.4 Declaration 

By purchasing a residents permit, you make the following declaration: 

  • I certify that my usual place of abode is at the address given and I do not hold a resident permit for any other zone. 
  • The vehicle assigned to the permit is registered to the address given or an authorised lease / company car assigned to me. 
  • I agree to surrender the permit if I cease to reside within the zone specified and accept that my permit will be cancelled automatically if the Council receives evidence that I no longer live at the registered address. 
  • I accept that the Council will cross reference the information I have provided with other records including Council Tax records. 
  • I accept that my permit(s) will be cancelled without warning if the information provided during this application is found to be untrue. 

4.5 Restrictions for New Developments and New Builds 


New developments and new builds within existing zones are not normally entitled to 
permits. This includes properties which may have been subject to a change in use 

e.g. from business use to residential use and/or where planning permission may 
have been required. 
Prospective purchasers/tenants or residents/developers considering building 
alterations or new builds are strongly advised to contact Parking Services for advice 
regarding eligibility or implications for a Resident Parking Permit. 

The policy regarding the eligibility to permits is available on the Council’s website (or 
by contacting Parking Services directly) and is implemented by a Single Member 
Decision. The Executive forward plan reference is E2911 and is available on the 
Council website should anyone wish to view the complete document. 


5. Visitor Permits 

5.1 General Information 

Visitors’ permits are available to all residents that reside in Bath Zones 1-18 and 
Keynsham Zones, irrespective of whether or not they own a car. Eligible residents 
are entitled to a maximum of 1000 visitor hours per property per annum or 100 1 day 
paper permits (or a combination of both). Paper permits are not available in Bath 
Zone 18 and visitor permits are not available at all within the Peasedown-St-John 
scheme. 

Digital visitors’ permits are available to all residents that reside in Bath Central Zone 
as part of a trial, up to a maximum of 100 hours per year; paper permits are not 
available as part of this trial. 

Digital or paper visitor permits should be used by residents when a visitor to their 
home needs to park a vehicle within their residents' parking zone. 

When applying for this type of permit you will need to provide proof of your residence 
within the zone (for automatic validation this must be you Council tax number, 
alternately either a copy of your current Council Tax demand, a current utilities bill or 
a current tenancy/lease agreement showing your name and address can be 
provided). 

Visitor Permits are not available to businesses 

5.2 Paper Visitor Permits 

Paper visitor permits are valid for one calendar date and expire one year from the 
date of purchase if not used. 

The date (day, month and year) must be correctly scratched off from the relevant 
boxes and the visitor’s vehicle registration entered into the applicable space, the 
permit must then be clearly displayed in the windscreen immediately upon arrival. 
Permits which have been altered or tampered with are invalid and could result in a 
PCN being issued. Permits are only valid for use in the zone indicated on the permit. 

5.3 Digital Visitor Permits 

The digital visitor allowance can be used in hours with a minimum stay of 1 hour and 
the allowance will expire one year from the date of purchase if not used. 

Upon arrival, a stay must be activated online, by text, mobile app or telephone for the 
required duration. The stay can be activated as hours or days. If the stay is not 
activated immediately upon arrival, this may result in a PCN being issued. The stay 
is automatically deactivated once the time requested expires. 

It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure a further stay is activated if the guest wishes to stay longer. Failure to do so may result in a PCN being issued. 

Once activated, the stay cannot be cancelled; if the stay is booked online in the 
future, the stay can be cancelled before it begins and you will not lose your 
allowance. 

Permits can be activated: 

1. Using the MiPermit app, available for both Android or iOS 
2. Online via your account at www.wanttopark.com/bathnes 
3. By texting VISITOR <Vehicle Registration> <Duration> to 60300 e.g. Visitor 
ABC123 4hours 
The system will confirm that you are parked and that the stay is activated. If you 
require any assistance, please call 0333 123 8008 during office hours and we will be 
happy to help you. 

5.4 Cost of Visitor Stays 

Paper permits: £10 for 10 days (maximum 100 days per year) 
Digital permits: £10 for 100 hours (maximum 1000 hours per year) 

Bath Central Zone Trial (digital only): £10 for 100 hours (maximum 100 hours per 
year). 

5.5 Declaration 


By purchasing visitor permits, you make the following declaration: 

• 
I certify that my usual place of abode is at the address given. 
• 
I agree to surrender the permit(s) if I cease to reside within the zone specified. 
• 
I accept that the Council will cross reference the information I have provided 
with other records including Council Tax records. 
• 
I accept that my permit(s) will be cancelled without warning if the information 
provided during this application is found to be untrue. 
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6. Trade Permits 

6.1 General Information 

Tradespersons or Landlords can apply for these permits; they do not have to reside 
within the geographical area of Bath & North East Somerset Council. The Council 
will require applicants to provide evidence to verify proof of business and evidence 
that the vehicle is essential as an onsite base for materials. Landlords may be 
required to provide evidence of property ownership. 

Examples of Trades who may be entitled to a Trades’ parking permit are; 

  • Aerial installation 
  • Bathroom fitting 
  • Building 
  • Carpentry 
  • Carpet fitting 
  • Decorating 
  • Electrical installation and maintenance 
  • Insulation installation 
  • Joinery 
  • Kitchen fitting 
  • Landlord with a property within a zone 
  • Masonry Painting 
  • Plumbing Roofing 
  • Tiling 
  • Window fitting/cleaning 

All applications are considered on a case by case basis. 

Tradespersons working in residents' parking zones or car parks within Bath can 
obtain a Trade Permit which will enable them to park for as long as required within a 
residents permit holder bay or paid for parking space without having purchase a 
ticket at a pay and display machine. Activation of a parking stay is via smartphone 
app, online, text message or via telephone. 

To obtain a Trade Permit you must be able to prove that you work in a qualifying 
trade and that the vehicle is required as an onsite base for materials where you are 
working. 

There is no limit to the number of vehicles that can be linked to each account. All 
parking charges accumulated on the account are taken from the card registered to 
the account on a daily basis. 

For the purpose of on street trade stays, Bath has been separated into 2 zones with 
two different zone codes. 

Central Zone and Zone 1: Code 755999, £3 per hour 

All other zones: Code 755998, £6.60 per day 


Trade stays can also be activated within all Bath car parks and charges apply as per 
the car park tariff; use of this service in the car parks will incur a 10p service charge. 
Location numbers will be displayed within the car parks and on the pay and display 
machines. If you wish to stay within a short stay car park for longer than the time 
limit please contact Parking Services for authorisation before commencing your stay. 

As soon as the vehicle is parked, the user must activate a stay for the zone or car 
park they are parked in. 

Permits can be activated: 

  1. Online via your account at www.wanttopark.com/bathnes 
  2. By texting the word TRADE followed by the location code you wish to park in and the duration you require to 60300 

    Example text -TRADE 755013 2hours 
    TRADE 755998 1day 
  3. To use your account with an alternative vehicle, text the word TRADE followed by the location code you wish to park in and the duration you require and vehicle registration to  60300 

    Example text -TRADE 755013 2hours ABC123 
    TRADE 755998 1day ABC123 

The system will confirm that you are parked and that the stay is activated. The stay will expire once the time requested has passed; there is no need to deactivate the stay. If you require any assistance, please call 0333 123 8008 during office hours and we will be happy to help you. 

6.2 Declaration 

By purchasing a trade permit and activating a stay, you make the following 
declaration: 

• 
The permit will only be used when vehicle is essential for the daily operation 
of the business/essential as an on-site base for materials or equipment where 
work is taking place. 
• 
The permit will not be used for staff commuting. 
• 
For landlords, you rent out at least 1 property in within a residents parking 
zone. 
• 
I accept that the permit will be cancelled without warning if the information 
provided during this application is found to be untrue. 
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7. Business Permits 


7.1 General Information 


The proprietor of any registered business located within a residents' parking zone 
may apply for a permit (not applicable in the Central Zone). The Council will require 
applicants to provide evidence to verify any information that is provided with the 
application, this information can be requested for inspection at any time. 

Businesses may apply for a parking permit for: 

a) Use by visitors when visiting the business. 
This permit can be used by any visitor to the business when using a 
passenger vehicle, car derived van, or goods vehicle. 

A vehicle registration number is not required for this permit. 

b) Use by vehicles operated by the business in order to undertake services. 
This permit is to be used by a business to allow parking of a vehicle that is 
used in the day to day activity of that business, for example undertaking 
deliveries to customers. 

This permit is registration number specific and can be used for a passenger 
vehicle, car derived van or goods vehicle registered to the business for 
insurance purposes. It cannot be used by a vehicle other than the one whose 
registration number it shows. 

A Business permit must not be used to provide staff parking. 

A maximum of two business permits, in any combination of the above variations, 
may be issued where no off-street parking facilities are available. 

To apply for a Business permit a copy of a current business rates bill is required. In 
addition, if you are applying for a vehicle specific permit a copy of the original vehicle 
registration document naming the business as the registered keeper of the vehicle is 
required. 

If the Business is not recorded as the registered keeper of the vehicle, then a copy of 
the vehicle’s insurance documentation is also required to verify that the vehicle is 
registered for business use. 

Permits will be valid for one year from the date of purchase. 

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7.2 Cost of Permits 


Zones 1-16: First permit -£110 
Second permit -£165 

A limited number of vehicle specific business permits are available at a reduced cost 
of £10, on a first come first served basis, for business that use a zero emission 
vehicle. This discount is offered until March 2022 as part of a trial. If the vehicle is 
eligible and a Zero Emissions Vehicle Discount is available, businesses will be given 
the option to select the discounted permit or accept the standard charge. If the 
discount is accepted, businesses are not permitted to change the vehicle registered 
against the permit. 

7.3 Declaration

 
• 
The permit will only be used by visitors to the business or by an authorised 
vehicle which has been allocated a vehicle specific permit. 
• 
The permit(s) will not be used for staff/commuter parking when the usual 
place of work is the business address. 
• 
The permit(s) will be surrendered if the business ceases to operate within the 
zone specified. 
• 
I accept that the permit(s) will be cancelled without warning if the information 
provided during the application process is found to be untrue. 
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8. Hotel/Guest House Permits 


8.1 General Information 


The proprietor of any registered Hotel/Guest House located within a residents' 
parking zone may apply for a permit. The council will require applicants to provide 
evidence to verify the particulars supplied on the application form. 

This type of permit is intended for the sole use of guests/patrons/customers and not 
members of staff or owners. 

The business must not charge guests/patrons/customers for the permit a charge 
which is more than a daily pro rata rate equivalent to the purchase cost of the permit 
from the Council 

The permit allocation will depend on the number of letting rooms and off street 
parking places available to the premises, up to a maximum of 15 permits per 
property. 

A copy of a current national non-domestic council tax demand must accompany the 
application. 

8.2 Cost of Permits 


1 to 5 = £80 each 
5 to 10 = £105 each 
11to 15 = £160 each 

8.3 Declaration 


By purchasing a Hotel/Guest House permit, you make the following declaration: 

• 
The permit will only be used for the parking of a Vehicle for the guests of the 
Permit Holder (but not the owner or staff of the Permit Holder) in a designated 
on-street parking place for permit holders within the zone stated on the permit. 
• 
I declare that I will only recharge customers for the use of this permit at a 
charge that is no more than the daily pro rata rate equivalent to the charge 
paid to the Council. Any other charges must be in agreement with and 
following written permission of the Council. 
• 
I accept that the permit(s) will be cancelled without warning if the information 
provided during this application is found to be untrue. 
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9. Medical Permits 


9.1 General Information 


Applications will be accepted from Practice Managers/Directors of Service etc. 
Applicants do not have to reside in the geographical area of Bath & North East 
Somerset Council. The council will require applicants to provide evidence to verify 
the particulars supplied on the application form. 

Medical Permits are not vehicle specific and are intended solely for the use of 
medical/carer staff making home visits or attending emergency calls. Individual 
applicants must have a supporting letter from their Practice/Surgery/Health Trust. 

Permits are available to: 

• 
Doctors 
• 
District Nurses 
• 
Community Health Nurses 
• 
Midwives 
• 
Home Care Assistants 
• 
Health Visitors 
Medical Permits will only allow parking in permit holders only bays in the outer zones 
or in shared use permit holder/pay and display bays in the central zone. They are not 
valid for use in any of the Council car parks. 

It is also not permitted to park in the following locations: 

• 
In contravention of a loading ban 
• 
On a clearway/bus stop/taxi rank etc. 
• 
In a marked cycle lane 
• 
On any marking associated with a pedestrian crossing 
• 
Where obstruction or danger will be caused 
• 
In a ‘Blue Badge Holders Only Bay’ 
If attending an emergency and no other legal parking space can be found, the permit 
holder may park on a waiting restriction such as a yellow line, however if by doing so 
the vehicle attracts a penalty charge notice, it will be the responsibility of the vehicle 
owner to challenge the PCN through the correct channels and provide adequate 
evidence of the nature of the emergency to enable Parking Services to consider the 
case. 

The permit must not be used for staff parking and cannot be used when attending to 
patients at the surgery/practice or when returning to the surgery/practice following a 
visit. Vehicles observed parked in close proximity to the surgery/practice to which the 
permit has been issued may be liable to a PCN. 


9.2 Cost of permit 

£60.00 per permit 

A limited number of medical permits are available at a reduced cost of £10, on a first 
come first served basis, for use with a zero emissions vehicle. This discount is 
offered until March 2022 as part of a trial. If the vehicle is eligible and a Zero 
Emissions Vehicle Discount is available, applicants will be given the option to select 
the discounted permit or accept the standard charge. If the discount is accepted, 
you are not permitted to change the vehicle registered against the permit. 

9.3 Declaration 


By purchasing a medical permit, you make the following declaration: 

• 
The permit will only be used when visiting patients/persons under care at their 
homes. 
• 
The permit will not be used for staff commuting. 
• 
I accept that the permit will be cancelled without warning if the information 
provided during this application is found to be untrue or if the permit is 
misused. 
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10.General Practitioner Permits 

10.1 General Information 


Applications will be accepted from Practice Managers/Directors of Service etc. 
Applicants do not have to reside in the geographical area of Bath & North East 
Somerset Council. The Council will require applicants to provide evidence to verify 
any information that is provided with the application, this information can be 
requested for inspection at any time. 

General Practitioner Permits are vehicle specific and are intended solely for the use 
of the General Practitioner named in the application for working at a surgery and who 
will be required to attend emergency calls. Individual applicants must have a 
supporting letter from their Practice/Surgery/Health Trust. 

Each General Practitioner Permit may have up to two vehicles registration numbers 
associated to it; however, the permit is only valid for use by the individual named on 
the application form. The vehicle/s covered by the General Practitioner Permit must 
have the appropriate level of business insurance cover and evidence of this must be 
provided with the application. 

Permits are available to: 

• 
General Practitioners only. 
Each application must be accompanied the following documentation; 

• 
Evidence that the applicant is a qualified General Practitioner 
• 
Evidence that the applicant has the appropriate level of business cover for the 
requested vehicles 
General Practitioner Permits will allow parking in all on street Council permit holder 
bays; pay and display bays and limited waiting within Bath & North East Somerset 
Council subject to the exclusions below. This permit also entitles the holder to park 
within a marked ‘Doctors only’ bay. 

It is not permitted to park in the following locations: 

• 
In contravention of a loading ban 
• 
Council managed car parks 
• 
On a clearway/bus stop/taxi rank etc. 
• 
In a marked cycle lane 
• 
On any marking associated with a pedestrian crossing 
• 
Where obstruction or danger will be caused 
• 
In a ‘Blue Badge Holders Only Bay’ 
If attending an emergency and no other legal parking space can be found, the permit 
holder may park on a waiting restriction such as a yellow line, however if by doing so 
the vehicle attracts a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), it will be the responsibility of the 


vehicle owner to challenge the PCN through the correct channels and provide 
adequate evidence of the nature of the emergency to enable Parking Services to 
consider the case. 

10.2 Cost of permit 

£100.00 per permit 

A limited number of General Practitioner permits are available at a reduced cost of 
£10, on a first come first served basis, for use with a zero emissions vehicle. This 
discount is offered until March 2022 as part of a trial. If the vehicle is eligible and a 
Zero Emissions Vehicle Discount is available, applicants will be given the option to 
select the discounted permit or accept the standard charge. If the discount is 
accepted, you are not permitted to change the vehicle registered against the permit. 

10.3 Declaration 

By purchasing a General Practitioner Permit you make the following declaration: 

• 
The permit will only be used by General Practitioners when required to be on 
emergency call. 
• 
I am a qualified General Practitioner, evidence of which has been supplied 
with the application. 
• 
The permit will not be used for staff commuting. 
• 
I have appropriate insurance cover to allow me to use the registered vehicle 
for business purposes, evidence of which has been supplied with the 
application. 
• 
I accept that the permit will be cancelled at any time and without warning if the 
information provided during this application is found to be untrue or if the 
permit is misused. 
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11. Car Park Permits 


11.1 General Information 


Entitlement depends on the type of car park permit which is required. If the permit is 
for a pay and display or permit holders only car park anyone can apply for a permit 
irrespective of where they reside. If the permit is for a residential car park the 
applicant must reside within close proximity to the car park or in the case of business 
permit applications the business premises must be in close proximity to the car park. 
The council will require applicants to provide evidence to verify the particulars 
supplied on the application form. 

Anyone can apply for a car park permit, costs vary depending on the car park and 
type of permit. With the exception of reserved permits, the permit does not guarantee 
a parking space. 

You can apply for car park permits online at www.wanttopark.com/bathnes 

You also apply over the telephone by contracting Parking Services on 01225 477133 
or in person at the One Stop Shop in Manvers Street, Bath. 

11.2 Cost of Permits 

Bath and Keynsham Pay and Display Car Parks

Car park permit prices and durations
Car Park 1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
Avon Street (Monday to Friday) £222.30 £666.90 £1333.80 £2667.60
Manvers Street (Monday to Friday) £222.30 £666.90 £1333.80 £2667.60
Charlotte Street (Monday to Friday) £222.30 £666.90 £1333.80 £2667.60
Charlotte Street (7 days) £338.08 £1014.24 £2028.49 £4056.98
Keynsham long stay (7 days) £39.00 £117.00 £234.00 £468.00

Keynsham long stay permits are valid in The Labbots South, Fox & Hounds, Bath Hill 
East and Station Road Car Park. 

A limited number of car park permits are available at a 50% cost, on a first come first 
served basis, for customers with a zero emissions vehicle. This discount is only 
available on annual permits and offered until March 2022 as part of a trial. If the 
vehicle is eligible and a Zero Emissions Vehicle Discount is available, applicants can 
select the discounted permit or accept the standard charge. If the discount is 
accepted, you are not permitted to change the vehicle registered against the permit. 
This discount is not available for Keynsham car park permits. 

Residents permits

Residents car park permit prices and durations
Car Park 6 months 12 months
Bedford Street £273.75 £547.50
Brougham Hayes £273.75 £547.50
James Street West £273.75 £547.50
London Street £273.75 £547.50
Southview Road £273.75 £547.50

Business permits

Business car park permit prices and durations
Car Park 6 months 12 months
Bedford Street £365.00 £730.00
James Street West £365.00 £730.00
London Street £365.00 £730.00

A limited number of residential/business car park permits are available at a 50% 
cost, on a first come first served basis, for customers with a zero emissions vehicle. 
This discount is only available on annual permits and offered until March 2022 as 
part of a trial. If the vehicle is eligible and a Zero Emissions Vehicle Discount is 
available, applicants can select the discounted permit or accept the standard charge. 
If the discount is accepted, you are not permitted to change the vehicle registered 
against the permit. 

11.3 Declaration 


Purchasing a permit for a pay and display or permit holders only car park does not 
require an individual declaration, applicants will however be required to accept the 
terms and conditions of the permit. 

By purchasing a residents or business only car park permit, you make the following 
declaration: 

Residents: 

• 
I certify that my usual place of abode is at the address given. 
• 
The vehicle assigned to the permit is registered to the address given or an 
authorised lease / company car assigned to me. 
• 
I agree to surrender the permit if cease to reside within the zone specified. 
• 
If I do not renew my permit before it expires I will lose my space. 
• 
I accept that my permit(s) will be cancelled without warning if the information 
provided during this application is found to be untrue. 
Businesses: 

• 
I certify that my usual place of business is at the address given. 
• 
The permit will only be used by visitors to the business. 
• 
The permit will not be used by staff whose usual place of work is the address 
given. 
• 
The permit will be surrendered if the business ceases to operate within the 
zone specified. 
• 
If the permit is not renewed before it expires I will lose the space. 
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• 
I accept that the permit(s) will be cancelled without warning if the information 
provided during this application is found to be untrue. 
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12 Holiday Let Permits 

12.1 General Information 


The proprietor of any Holiday Let located within a residents’ parking zone may apply 
for a permit. The Council will require applicants to provide evidence to verify the 
particulars supplied on the application form. 
The proprietor must pay Business Rates on the property and the property must be 
available for let for over 140 days of the year. 

This type of permit is intended for the sole use of guests/patrons/customers and not 
members of staff or property owners. 

An individual property is entitled to one Holiday Let permit. Holiday Let proprietors 
with multiple properties may apply for one permit for each individual property. 

Permits are valid in on street permit holder only or duel use bays in the zone for 
which the permit is valid. 

12.2 Cost of Permit

 
£100 per permit. 
12.3 Declaration 
By purchasing a Holiday Let permit, you make the following declaration: 
• 
The permit will not be used by members of staff or property owners. 
• 
I accept that the permit will be cancelled without warning is the information 
provided during this application is found to be untrue. 
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13. Frequently Asked Questions 


Why do I not have a physical permit to display in my vehicle? 

Our permits are digital which means there is no physical permit and nothing needs to 
be displayed in the vehicle. The permit information is linked electronically to your 
vehicle registration. The digital permit provides much greater protection against fraud 
and should eliminate misuse. As there is no physical permit, your permit cannot be 
lost or stolen. 

How do I know what residents parking zone I am in? 

The city has been divided into a number of different residents parking zones. A 
number on the road signs within the zone identifies the zone you are in. Your permit 
will only allow you to park in residents parking bays in streets within your zone. 

What happens if I change my vehicle? 

If you change your vehicle you must login to your account and update the vehicle 
registration linked to your permit; the change will be activated immediately. 
Alternatively you can telephone Parking Services or visit the One Stop Shop in 
Manvers Street. Your permit will not be valid with your new vehicle until the change 
has been made. You must be able to provide proof of vehicle ownership (or a letter 
of authority from your supplier in the case of a lease car or an employer in the case 
of a company car) if requested by Parking Services at any time. 

What happens if I change my address? 

If you change your address you must update your permit account and if you move 
out of the zone to which the permit relates, you must cancel your resident permit; 
these changes can be completed by logging into your MiPermit account. If you are 
moving to a different zone, please contact Parking Services, who will advise you how 
to proceed. It is a contravention to allow any type of permit to be used by an 
unauthorised person. 

How many permits can I have? 

Bath Central Zone residents are allowed one permit per residence. Properties in the 
Outer Zones in Bath or any zone in Keynsham are entitled to a maximum allocation 
of two permits (both residential and business). Visitor’s permits are available to 
residents in the Bath Outer Zones and are restricted to 100 paper day permits or 
1000 hours if using digital stays. Visitor’s permits are available to residents in the 
Bath Central Zone as part of a trial and are restricted to 100 digital hours per year. 

How is a residence defined? 

A residence is defined as a property being individually rated for the purpose of 
Council Tax. Houses that have multiple occupants but the Council Tax is for the 
whole building will be entitled to the same allocation as a single residence. 


If the property is a new build, part of a University campus or the property has been 
subject to a change of use (i.e. from business to residential or from house to flats) 
you may not be entitled to a permit. 

Will everyone need a permit? 

Resident, visitor and other vehicles do not need a permit if they wish to park in an 
area that is not covered by a residents parking zone, in limited waiting bays that 
have a number of hours free parking as specified by the sign, off-street parking such 
as a private driveway or garage or on street outside of the hours of operation of the 
Residents Parking Scheme. 

Blue badge holders are allowed to park in any residents or pay and display bay on 
street free of charge for however long is required provided the Badge is correctly and 
clearly displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle. Parking charges may apply within 
car parks. 

Does having a parking permit guarantee me a parking space? 

A parking permit does not guarantee that you will be able to find a parking space. 
Similarly having a parking permit does not give you any right to park outside your 
property. 

I no longer need my permit, can I get a refund? 

We do not offer refunds on business on street, residents on street or visitor 
allowances. We may offer a refund on any full remaining months on other permit 
types, subject to the removal of a permit administration fee. 

How do I know where to park? 

Parking bays are marked on the road with white lines. Only park within designated 
parking bays, do not park overlapping the white lines. The bays have been marked 
out to allow the maximum use of the space available without vehicles causing an 
obstruction. Failure to park within the bay markings may result in a PCN being 
issued. 

How will the Council control the scheme? 

The Council is responsible for enforcement of parking restrictions throughout the 
area. During patrols by Civil Enforcement Officers, vehicles will be checked to 
ensure a valid permit is activated for each vehicle. 

The Police remain responsible for the enforcement of obstruction offences. The 
Police may issue a Fixed Penalty Notice and/or remove your vehicle if you cause an 
obstruction when parking. 

Unless road markings show otherwise, parking on the pavement remains a criminal 
offence. Offences will be reported to the Police to undertake enforcement. 

What are the rules on loading and unloading? 

Single and double yellow lines mean that although you cannot park, you may be 
permitted to load and unload goods or persons. Each instance will be judged on its 
merits. You must not cause an obstruction and there must be evidence to the Civil 
Enforcement Officer that continuous loading or unloading is taking place. If there is 


no evidence of this, a PCN will be issued. For example, the terms loading and 
unloading could not be applied to an able bodied person leaving their vehicle whilst 
delivering or collecting a small parcel or item of shopping. Equally, do not leave your 
vehicle unattended in between loads otherwise a PCN may been issued. Think 
whether it is absolutely necessary for the vehicle to be parked in order to load and 
unload. The goods must be either too heavy, numerous, cumbersome or bulky to 
carry from a legitimate parking place. If in doubt, find a legitimate parking place. 

Please check for special waiting restrictions such as bus stop clearways (indicated 
by a thick solid yellow line) or loading restrictions (indicated by either one or two 
yellow lines on the kerb at frequent intervals) which prohibit loading/unloading. 

Can I have permits for my new development / new house? 

New developments and new builds within existing zones are not normally entitled to 
permits. This includes properties which may have been subject to a change in use 

e.g. from business use to residential use and/or where planning permission may 
have been required. 
Prospective purchasers/tenants or residents/developers considering building 
alterations or new builds are strongly advised to contact Parking Services for advice 
regarding eligibility or implications for a Resident Parking Permit. 

The policy regarding the eligibility to permits is available on the Council’s website (or 
by contacting Parking Services directly) and is implemented by a Single Member 
Decision. The Executive forward plan reference is E2911 and is available on the 
Council website should anyone wish to view the complete document. 

Can I have more permits for my property as I have converted it to 
flats/bedsits? 

Permits are not available to properties which are converted from their original use. 
However we will always consider cases where the request for permits would not put 
additional pressure on the parking currently available within a zone, provided that the 
conversion of the property resulted in a lesser number of permits being required for 
that property. For example a building contain 4 flats (all with a permit allowance) is 
reverted to a single dwelling thus the entitlement would revert to a possible 
maximum of 2 residents permits from the possible maximum of 8 residents permits. 


14. Residents’ Parking Saver 

14.1 General Information 

Bath and North East Somerset residents get a 10% discount on daily parking 
charges in Bath with the Residents’ Parking Saver. The discount is available for pay 
and stay cashless purchases in Council operated car parks and on street. 

To obtain the discount, residents must register at www.wanttopark.com/bathnes. 
Once registered, discounted parking can only be obtained when paying for parking 
through use the MiPermit cashless parking system. 

The MiPermit app for Apple or Android devices can be downloaded and used to 
arrange parking. Parking can also be arranged by SMS from the mobile registered 
to the MiPermit account, online using the MiPermit portal or by telephone. 

More details of the scheme are available at 

www.bathnes.gov.uk/residentsparkingsaver 

14.2 Scheme Details 

Any person who regularly lives and sleeps more than four nights a week at eligible 
residential premises within Bath and North East Somerset can apply for the 
Residents’ Parking Saver. 

Applicants must verify that they are a resident of Bath and North East Somerset 
though the entry of their current unique Council tax number from their Council tax 
invoice during the application process. 

The vehicles used with the Residents’ Parking Saver must be registered to the 
address of the MiPermit account; the vehicle registration document must be provided 
to Parking Services on request. A letter of authority from the supplier is sufficient 
evidence in the case of a lease car or a letter from an employer is suitable in the 
case of a company car; this information must be provided if requested by Parking 
Services. Failure to provide this information could lead to cancellation of access to 
the Residents’ Parking Saver. 

The Residents’ Parking Saver has been introduced as a benefit to residents. Abuse 
of this system by allowing non-residents use of the discount may result in the 
cancellation of access to the scheme for all accounts at the address registered within 
MiPermit. 

A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) of up to £70 reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days, 
may be issued for reasons including: 

A: Failure to pay for parking 
B: Overstaying the purchased parking expiry time 
C: Parking in a reserved or Disabled Badge holders bay 
D: Parking otherwise than wholly within a marked bay 
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The purchase of parking after the issue of a PCN will not be considered as grounds 
for cancelling the notice. 

Customers using this service will incur a 10 pence service charge. Please note that 
this will not increase the cost of the parking above the non-discounted rate. 
The Residents’ Parking Saver must be renewed annually and is automatically 
applied to your account if you purchase a Residents’ Permit. 

The Council will require applicants to provide evidence to verify any information 
provided during the application process and the Council reserve the right to request 
this information at any time. Access to the Residents’ Parking Saver scheme may 
be withdrawn if the terms and conditions of use, as detailed above, are breached. 

14.3 Declaration 


By using the Residents’ Parking Saver, you make the following declaration: 

• I certify that my usual place of abode is the address given. 
• I will only use the Residents’ Parking Saver for vehicles that are registered at 
the address given or an authorised lease / company car assigned to me. 
• I agree to surrender access to the scheme if I cease to reside within Bath and 
North East Council and accept that my access to the scheme may be 
cancelled automatically if the Council receives evidence that I no long live at 
the registered address. 
• I accept that the Council will cross reference the information I have provided 
with other records including Council Tax records for the purposes of detecting 
and preventing fraud. 
• I accept that my access to the scheme may be withdrawn without warning if 
the information provided during this application is found to be untrue or if I am 
found to be abusing the system by providing non-residents access to the 
Residents’ Parking Saver discount. 
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