Digital parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones
On-street paper parking permits are set to be replaced with digital alternatives in Worthing from next month.
Digital parking permits are already in place at car parks across Adur and Worthing, but from 1st February 2022 digital permits for Worthing’s Controlled Parking Zones (including Digital parking permits roll out in Worthing) can be purchased on the Councils’ website by clicking on the link to MiPermit: www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/parking
There are no Controlled Parking Zones in Adur, so on-street residential or business parking permits are not required there.
As a result of this change, the Parking Shop on Chapel Road in Worthing will close on 31st March 2022.
Benefits of digital permits
With digital permits there is no need to display anything in the vehicle window – drivers purchase the permit online and receive an email notification when it is active. The move away from paper and plastic permits is designed to benefit the environment, remove the waiting time of receiving a physical permit and reduce the risk of loss or theft.
A spokesperson for Worthing Borough Council said: “There are numerous benefits to using a digital permit system. There is also added convenience for customers being able to manage parking at any time, rather than having to wait for physical permits to be produced and posted.
“Previous customer feedback has supported the move to digital permits, but we will always provide services which are suitable for everyone.”
Online MiPermit and new/old paper permits
Once registered online with MiPermit, drivers will be able to upload documents including proof of residence and vehicle registration, check the status of their permit, update vehicle details and purchase or manage visitor permits. Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to confirm if a vehicle has a valid digital permit via the vehicle registration number.
Residents without online access will be able to request a paper application from Adur & Worthing Councils’ Parking Services Team by telephone on 01903 221180 or 01903 239999, or by email on [email protected].
Those with unused paper visitor permits will still be able to use them after 31st March. Plus, healthcare permits valid across West Sussex Controlled Parking Zones will still be issued by paper until the rest of the county has transferred to digital. This is expected to be within the next eight months.
Visit www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/parking/digital-permits for further information, including some frequently asked questions.