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Ways to Pay for Your Parking

We have a few different ways you can pay when using MiPermit. Here's a list and links to more in depth articles for each to help you decide which is best for you.

Smartphone Apps (iOS and Android devices)

MiPermit Signage

This is the easiest and most convenient way to pay for your parking. We have iOS and Android apps that allow you to manage your vehicles, pay for parking as well as keep your digital permits up to date. You view locations around you on a map and list of locations nearest by distance (with location services turned on) as well as mark locations you park in daily as favourites.

For more information on how to use our Smartphone apps, see of Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad) articles, or Android (Samsung, Google, OnePlus, etc) articles.

We also support Apple App Clips, QR Codes and NFC (Near Field Communication) where the location advertises the feature.

This enables you to simply scan or tap a location sign, Pay & Display machine sticker, or tariff board and be presented with entering a vehicle registration number, choose how long you want to park, and pay using Apple Pay or by entering your card details. If you already have an account, and have the app installed, it'll load the app on the Pay to Park screen with the location already selected, just select your vehicle and duration, and pay!

Look out for these features in locations you use!

Our smartphone apps rely on you having an internet connection, so in some areas this may not work as quickly depending on coverage. Scanning or tapping NFC is dependent on your devices abilities and operating system version installed.

SMS (Text Message from Your Mobile Phone)

You can send an SMS message to our shortcode (61600) to pay for your parking. You can add new vehicles by adding the vehicle registration number to the end of your SMS which means you don't need to set up your vehicles online or via the Smartphone app before using them.

SMS relies on having a mobile phone connection but doesn't need a data connection to the internet so can be used anywhere that you have a signal. Sending an SMS to 61600 is charged at your standard message rate by your mobile network provider. You cannot pay for your parking through your mobile telephone's subscription.

For more information on registering and using SMS to pay for your parking, see our Parking Using SMS/Text Message articles.

MiPermit Web Portals

You can use your desktop or mobile browser to access any MiPermit Portals, or the Global MiPermit Portal to pay for your parking at any time. From here you can administer members logins (such as other family members), multiple vehicles and keep track of your digital permits at any time.

Accessing the MiPermit web portals requires an internet connection.

Telephone (Automated Telephone Service)

We also support paying for your parking by telephone (by calling 0345 505 1155). More information on how to use this service can be found in our Pay & Stay Parking by Telephone article.

Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and must count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. For more information please see this OFCOM article.

Need Help? Call us on 0345 520 7007

If you need help with paying for your parking, you can call our customer services helpline (during advertised hours) and we'll be happy to help with whatever issue you are having.

Please note that the Pay & Display machines are not run by MiPermit and payment issues with them are outside our control. Please contact the car park operator.