Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is to launch ‘virtual permits’ for on-street parking in the Controlled Parking Zones in Buckinghamshire.
The new virtual permits are to be introduced from Thursday 27th September 2018.
With the introduction of the virtual parking permits there will also be online applications for all other permit types used in Buckinghamshire.
The new virtual permits will reduce the time it takes to apply for, and receive, a permit. Currently it can take up to 14 working days to receive a permit. However a virtual permit becomes live as soon as it is approved.
Enforcement officers will know instantly if a vehicle has an active permit via their hand held devices.
Virtual permits will be available for all types of on-street parking. This means that people will no longer have to display a permit when parking a car in a permitted area anywhere in Buckinghamshire. This includes resident permits, dispensations and carer permits, as well as other types of on street parking permits.
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation Mark Shaw said: ‘This advance in technology means that it will be quicker and easier to apply for a permit, as the application process will be simplified. Requests for permits and any changes made to existing permits will be effective immediately and, better still, they’re environmentally friendly as there is no paper or printing involved.‘
In order to access virtual permits customers will have to register for a free account from which they can apply for all types of permits.
It is recognised that some residents may have issues relating to internet access so alternatives will be put in place to ensure they can still obtain the virtual permits.
Transport for Buckinghamshire will be writing to all current permit holders with further details.