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Carer permits

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Carer permits allow carers to use resident permit parking areas near the home of the person they care for.

Carer permits are free


You can apply for a carer permit if you are:

  • a professional carer employed in the care sector
  • a non-professional carer receiving Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit

It is the carer who must apply for a permit, not the resident.
Carer permits are digital and linked to your vehicle registration so you do not need to display anything.​

Apply for a Carer Permit

Create an account on MiPermit to apply for a digital permit.

You will need to include your full name, address and proof of:

  • how the vehicle is linked to you, for example a V5C or insurance document, and
  • your employment if you are a professional carer, or
  • your Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit if you are a non-professional carer.

You can also download the Carer permit application:


Complete it and send it to or:

Parking Services 
PO Box 47
CF11 1QB

If you are a professional carer

After your account is approved, you can use the MiPermit app to register your vehicle in the street where you need to park.

If you cannot find a parking space outside of the restrictions, you can use your permit in any of the permit areas identified on the MiPermit app.

Your permit is valid for up to 2 hours after the start time, and you can have more than 1 active permit at a time.

If you are a non-professional carer

You can use MiPermit to apply for a permit for the street where you provide care. 

Your permit is valid for 24 hours.

You can apply for a permit up to 14 days before. 

We may ask you for proof of address of the person you care for at any time. 

Contact us

Phone the MiPermit team on 0333 123 6006 for more information or help applying. 

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