Now you can apply online for resident parking permits

Motorists who need to apply for, or renew, a resident parking permit can now do so online.

Somerset County Council has recently introduced an online service to make the application process much simpler.

Previously applicants had to request or print a paper form, fill in the details and post it back. They also had to physically send in various documents such as proof of residency and vehicle ownership. Now all forms can be uploaded online.

Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We know the previous method was outdated and time-consuming, and I’m pleased we’ve been able to listen to feedback and simplify the process.

“Now it just takes a few minutes and you will receive your permit when approved, usually within a couple of days.”

The new online system covers residential parking schemes in Taunton, Yeovil and Minehead, and will be expanded as new resident parking areas are agreed.

Somerset County Council has worked with its parking contractor NSL to introduce this service as part of the existing contract and there is no additional cost to taxpayers.

Residents without access to the internet can still apply by post in the usual way by calling 0333 999 8889 and requesting a form.

To apply for a permit online, please click here.