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Bristol residents wave goodbye to paper parking permits

Bristol City council announced its new contract with Chipside earlier this month.

More than 16,000 residents in Bristol have applied for new paperless parking permits since the launch of the digital system, MiPermit, last week.

Bristol City Council announced its new contract for paperless permits and tickets earlier this month.

The deal means the council can give out more than 2 million digital permits and allows residents in the city to buy, manage and renew permits and tickets electronically.

The council can still issue paper permits for people who do not have access to the internet, or who need additional support online.

The digital system will allow the council’s enforcement team to digitally check if cars have a valid permit without the need to see one on display.

The council can still issue paper permits for people who do not have access to the internet, or who need additional support online.

It means residents do not need to display permits in their vehicles, which could be lost, stolen or damaged, and removes the inconvenience of waiting for a new permit to arrive in the post when residents apply for a permit for the first time, renew an existing permit or if they have a need to register a new vehicle.

Residents will also be able to apply for digital visitor permits, which are activated in the same way. This will be welcome news for people who receive regular visitors.

– Councillor Kye Dudd