Parking Subsidy Season Tickets

This permit will allow you to park in the specific car park of your choice, without having to pay on a daily basis, but is restricted to low paid workers who live more than 2 miles from their car park of choice and work within a defined area close to that car park.

Who can apply?

Anybody who is paid lower than the living wage plus 10%, currently £9.80 per hour, lives more than 2 miles from where the car park they wish to use and work within the defined areas associated with that car park. You can view Parking Subsidy Season Ticket Employment area maps for each car park listed below.

What locations offer a Parking Subsidy Season Ticket?

Parking Subsidy season tickets are available at:

Qualifying Criteria

To be eligible for the Parking Subsidy Season Ticket, applicants must:
  • work in a commercial centre for each specific car park.
  • drive a minimum of 2 miles for their place of residence to their place of work
  • earn less than the National Living Wage plus 10% per hour. This is currently £8.91 per hour + 10% gives an hourly rate of £9.80. Should earnings increase above this figure the person will no longer be eligible for the Season Ticket.

How to apply?

You will need to apply for Parking Subsidy season ticket online via MiPermit and follow the instructions on screen for a  Parking Subsidy Season Ticket. 
 
Evidence of your eligibility for the parking subsidy season ticket is to be uploaded when you make you application. Please note that you will need to provide the following documentation to support your application:
  • Proof of Residency in your name and no more than 3 months old, i.e. a utility bill, bank statement etc
  • Proof of Pay (i.e. a current pay statement). If you do not have a pay statement you will need to supply a copy of your contract showing your rate of pay. Should your contract be more than 6 weeks old, you must also include a letter from your employer on headed paper confirming that you are employed and giving your rate of pay.
  • Place of work - details of your company name and address, job title and your manager’s name.
  • Vehicle Ownership - Vehicle registration document (V5C) showing the vehicle is registered at your address. If your name is not on the V5C then you must also provide proof that you are entitled to have the vehicle e.g. Company car letter or current insurance certificate.
When registration is complete you will be sent a PIN which you can use to login to the portal in future.  If you are experiencing problems please call MiPermit on 0345 5207007.

How long does it take to get a Season Ticket?

Evidence of your eligibility for the parking subsidy season ticket is to be uploaded when you make you application. All documentation will be checked by Surrey Heath Borough Council’s parking services team. Once eligibility has been confirmed, payment will be requested, approval email will be sent and the season ticket will be issued. 

Parking Subsidy season tickets are digital. You don't need to display anything in your vehicle and your season ticket will be active straight after your application has been approved and paid for.

If your application is not approved or you do not meet the criteria, you will receive an email advising the reasons. 

Season Ticket validity

A season ticket does not give the holder a right to park or guarantee that any parking space will be available.
 
If you need to change your vehicle details, you can do so by logging in to the portal and selecting Manage Digital Permits. You will subsequently contacted by Surrey Heath Borough Council to request evidence of eligibility.
 
Parking Subsidy season tickets are only valid for the vehicle for which they are issued and will only be valid in the car park identified on the application. If you change your vehicle, even for a short time, you must amend your season ticket on the website before re-parking or you may be liable to a Penalty Charge Notice. Please allow one hour for a change, although often the time for the change to become active is much shorter than this.
 
Season tickets are only valid until the expiry date confirmation as provided upon completion of purchase. Vehicles parked with an expired season ticket may be issued a Penalty Charge Notice. 
 
Reminders regarding renewal of Season ticket will not be sent. It is the keeper’s responsibility to ensure there is a valid permit or payment of the parking charge for the vehicle parked. 

Duration

Permits are issued for a period of 12 months.

Cost

The current 12 month charge for a Parking Subsidy season ticket is £120 payable in one lump sum or £10 per month for 12 months.

Where to use

The Parking Subsidy season ticket is issued to the vehicle selected and will only be valid in the car park identified on the application. The Parking Subsidy season ticket will only be valid when the vehicle is completely parked within the clearly marked parking places. A season ticket does not give any concession to park on yellow lines or any other restrictions except within a marked bay.

Refunds

A season ticket holder who pays in full for the 12 month season ticket and cancels a season ticket will be entitled to a pro rata refund for the remaining full months left on the permit. 

Termination of a Season Ticket

Surrey Heath Borough Council reserves the right to cancel a parking subsidy season ticket at any time but will provide in writing an explanation of its decision.

Fraud

Off-street parking is a scarce resource, and the Council has a responsibility to ensure that only genuine season ticket holders obtain subsidised permits. To that end, the Council takes very seriously any case where someone dishonestly obtains or attempts to obtain a permit to which they are not entitled.
 
Regular checks are made to protect against permits being obtained dishonestly, including by false statements or forgery, and the Council will consider legal action, which may include criminal prosecution, in cases where it appears this has happened.

Contraventions

It is a contravention of the relevant Traffic Regulation Order to park (without proper cause) in a marked bay without having a valid permit in place or making payment for parking. The current Penalty Charge for a contravention ranges from £50 to £70.