BROMSGROVE District Council has scrapped paper parking permits in the town’s car parks.
As of yesterday, all new and renewal applications will be directed to the MiPermit system where they can create an account, manage and pay for their permit online.
Current paper permits will continue to be valid until they expire.
Paper permits are expected to be phased out completely by December this year.
The parking permits apply to North Bromsgrove, School Drive, Stourbridge Road, New Road and Parkside car parks.
Council leader Coun Karen May said: “We’ve already seen great success with the Mi Permit app for day-to-day parking charges, so I’m really pleased that our season pass holders will have the same option for contactless payment, especially given the ongoing pandemic.
“Not only does it mean it is easier for the public to pay for their permits, alter their details if they get a new car and access the system from the comfort of their own home, but it also helps us reduce our carbon footprint with less single use paper and plastic in the system.”
This upgrade to the permit system is part of an ongoing program to modernise parking in Bromsgrove.
Users who have an issue with their permit can call the council’s support team on 01527 881288 for additional help.
Information about the parking permits is available on the council’s website.