Partnership Permits are available to employees of the North Essex Parking Partnership’s partner authorities who require concessionary parking in certain locations in order to carry out their roles. From 6th March 2023 Partnership Permits, which have historically been paper-based, will move to the MiPermit digital platform.
Who does this apply to?
Employees who work on behalf of the NEPP’s partner authorities; Braintree District Council, Colchester City Council, Epping Forest District Council, Essex County Council, Harlow District Council, Tendring District Council and Uttlesford District Council. Only employees who require parking within certain restricted locations in order to undertake their roles are eligible. The permit does not allow you to park for personal use.
Where can I park?
A Partnership Permit will allow you to park in any Resident Permit Bay/Zone, Limited Waiting Bay or council-owned car park in any of NEPP’s partner districts. A stay must be activated via MiPermit when doing so.
What should I do next?
When your paper Partnership Permit expires, you will need to follow the instructions on this page to apply for a digital permit. You must activate a stay via MiPermit each time you park to carry out work duties.
Why are Partnership Permits going digital?
MiPermit allows for easier management of account details, with users able to amend vehicle registration details, personal details and renew their permits instantly, without having to display anything in their vehicles.
The move of Partnership Permits to a digital platform brings them in line with other NEPP Permits across the board, including Resident Permits, Visitor Permits and car park season tickets.
Digital permits will allow us to monitor usage, to better understand where and when staff make use of their permits and use this information to improve the service.
How to apply for a Partnership Permit?
You must apply for a digital Partnership Permit before your paper permit expires to ensure concessionary parking in any Resident Permit Zone, Limited Waiting Bay or Council-owned car park.
If you require this concession across multiple districts, you will need to apply for a Partnership Permit for each authority individually.
Please note that application for a permit alone will not allow you to park within the restricted locations. A digital stay must be activated for the relevant location each time you wish to use the concession.
Apply for a Partnership Permit on MiPermit
Visit the MiPermit online portal to apply for a digital Partnership Permit for any of NEPP’s partner authorities.Apply
How to register a stay
It is important that you register a stay each time you park in any Resident Permit Zone, Limited Waiting Bay or Council-owned car park. Failure to register a stay may result in a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being served. Each stay will have a duration of 2 or 4 hours, however if you wish to park for longer you have the option to create further stays.
There are two methods of registering a stay linked to your Partnership Permit; via the MiPermit app or via the MiPermit online portal.
What should I do if I receive a PCN?
If you have received a PCN you will need to submit an informal challenge via the link below. The NEPP are unable to consider challenges made by alternative means, including by email or phone, due to audit processes.
A PCN may be issued for various reasons including, but not limited to;
- Parked in contravention of restrictions not covered by the Partnership Permit, such as yellow lines.
- Suspected misuse, i.e. not parking for work purposes.
- Obstruction of dropped kerb access.
To find out more information about enforcement, you can view our Enforcement and Discretionary Policy here.