Visitor Permits

There is a maximum of 5100 hours per property per year. Up to 1 visitor can be registered per address at any time. Visitors can be registered up to 14 days in advance, however, this does not guarantee a parking space. Visitor permit hours can be purchased in blocks of 850 hours, and are booked using hourly slots.

Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.

How to Register

You can register for the digital visitors permit service only if you are a resident one of the streets in the resident permit scheme. You will be required to confirm your Council Tax number during registration in order to confirm you are a resident at the address. If you do not have this information, please complete an account application form via the Cardiff Council webpage in order for an account to be created on your behalf. Please follow the instructions within the application form.

Using Visitors Permits by SMS

You must have already purchased visitor hours in order to register your visitor by SMS.

To use a visitors permit by mobile phone, you can text the word VISITOR to 61600 followed by the vehicle registration number to assign the permit to and the duration required.

For Example:

VISITOR  T123EST  3hours

There is no need to display any type of permit in the vehicle, as the enforcement officers have a real-time list of authorised vehicles to check against.

The duration to use for a visitor permit is limited to hourly blocks, with a minimum duration of 1 hour.

SMS costs to 61600 may vary depending on your network provider. Please contact your provider for more information.

Using Visitors Permits Online

When logged in to the portal, select the ‘Manage Digital Permits’ option from the menu and select ‘Visitor Permits’. From here, you can purchase visitors permits as well as use your purchased permits.

To use a permit, simply select the type of permit, enter the vehicle registration, and the date for the permit to be effective from and the duration required.

You do not need to place a permit in the vehicle.

Using Visitors Permits by Telephone

To use your visitors permits by telephone, you must have already purchased visitor hours. Simply call 0333 123 6006 and one of the MiPermit team will ask for the registration number of the vehicle, when you would like the permit to be effective from, and duration needed.