Electronic car park permits welcomed

Published Tuesday 29 January 2019

New ‘e-permits’ are being introduced for car parks across the Harborough district, offering users a faster, paperless and more cost-effective way to obtain a permit.

Once the e-permit is paid for online it is effective immediately. The initiative means the resident will no longer need to display the permit in their car window.

OnlineHarborough District Council’s civil enforcement officers, who monitor parking in the district, are able to check if a valid permit is in place simply by checking the car’s registration number using a handheld device.

Councillor Jonathan Bateman, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for Environment and Regulatory Services, said: “This new, more efficient way of obtaining a parking permit will, I’m sure, be welcomed by residents as it is much quicker and saves both residents and the Council money because everything is done online saving on postage and administration costs.”

Customers will be able to apply for an e-permit for car parks via the Council’s website. There is no need to replace your paper permit with an e-permit until your existing one expires or you are applying for a new one.

Anyone who requires a car park permit, but does not have internet access, can visit the Council’s customer services team  at The Symington Building in Market Harborough who can help them apply for the e-permit, or residents can use the free computers available in the Council’s reception.

Full details of the new e-permit scheme will be unveiled on the council’s website and on social media over the coming weeks.