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Car park permits

Allerdale Borough Council provides a number of parking permits which can save you money and make it quicker and easier to use our car parks.

How do I buy a car park permit?

All of our car park permits - called season tickets within MiPermit - can be bought online from the MiPermit payment portal .

If you have any problems, the MiPermit help page is here .

You can contact MiPermit here .

All purchased permits can be managed from the MiPermit app, which can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play stores. You cannot buy a permit from the app.

Standard car park permits

The prices of our standard parking permits are set out below. Parking is only valid in the car parks shown on the permit.

  • All towns: £432 per year
  • Cockermouth only: £258 per year
  • Keswick only: £323 per year
  • Maryport only: £108 per year
  • Wigton only: £186 per year
  • Workington only: £270 per year
  • Charge for each permit alteration: £15 (paper) and 50p (digital)

Payment periods - 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month.

Low-pay car park permit

If you are on a low income you can get a permit for the town you work in through MiPermit. These cost £35 for three months or £70 for six months. 

To be eligible you must:

  • earn less that £16,900 gross per annum.
  • provide proof of eligibility. This includes:
    • Evidence of income (payslip, P60, letter of employment offer with salary details etc. – which must include your name and address)
    • Proof of your workplace (must be in town applied for)
    • Proof the vehicle is registered to your home address 

When applying for or renewing permits you will have to provide proofs of eligibility.

You can do that by registering for a MiPermit account at the MiPermit registration screen . You need to click the Register button on this page to create your account. 

  • To buy a permit, click on Buy Digital Permits  
  • Select Allerdale Borough Council from the list
  • Click on Worker Permits. You should be logged on. If not, fill in your details at the top of the page
  • Select Permit Type from the dropdown list
  • Upload the relevant documents, answer the questions, agree the terms and conditions and press either Add to Basket or Pay Now.

At this stage you do not have a permit. Your documents and answers still need to be verified for eligibility. If you meet the criteria, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you supplied during registration. At this point, payment will be taken.

No payment will be taken if you are not successful in being awarded a low-pay permit. You will be notified of the decision by email.

Verification may take up to 10 working days.

Cashless parking

The MiPermit app allows you to buy pay and stay sessions on our car parks. These sessions are the digital equivalent of buying a ticket from a car park ticket machine - though you will not actually receive a ticket to display in your vehicle.

To buy these sessions, you need to enter a code that is specific to the car park on which you want to park. You can find these codes on our parking charges and ways to pay page or on signage in the car park.

My road has parking restrictions. Where do I get a permit to park there?

We are not responsible for on-street parking. If you need a permit to park on a road, contact Cumbria County Council

Many of the streets in Allerdale are disc parking. This means you can park for free for a limited amount of time (usually one hour). This is provided, and enforced, by Cumbria County Council. You will need to display a disc which you can get for free from many local shops or our customer service centres.