A medical visitor parking permit enables visitors who provide care to park their vehicle in a designated resident only parking area within a scheme during its operational hours.
Each Resident Parking Scheme has different operational hours.
- Medical visitor parking permits are valid for one year
- There isn't a limit on how many medical visitor parking permits you can apply for
- You can only use this permit in the scheme area you apply for
- This permit doesn't reserve or guarantee the availability of a parking space
Who can apply for a Cambridge medical visitor parking permit
If you are a resident living in a Cambridge Resident Parking Scheme and require regular visits from relatives or services on medical grounds, you can apply for free medical visitor parking permits.
Cost of permit
Medical visitor parking permits are free.
Apply for a Cambridge medical visitor parking permit
We have a two stage application process for this permit.
- Complete our online form - you provide your details as well as those of your GP and surgery
- GP confirmation - after you submit the online form, we will email you another form for completion by your GP.
Your GP needs to confirm:
- That you require home care
- An estimate of the number and frequency of visits
- Whether this need is likely to be on a permanent or temporary basis
If you have previously received free medical visitor parking permits, you can order more by emailing email@example.com. If this is your first time applying, please continue to our online form to apply.
By completing our online form, you agree to our general terms and conditions.
After we have approved your application, we print permits on secure stationery and post them to you. Please allow five working days from the date of application to receive your permit.
Resident parking areas
- Within all schemes, parking bays are marked and signs located next to those bays
- Only vehicles displaying a valid permit can park in these areas during that scheme's operational hours
- A permit doesn't reserve or guarantee the availability of a parking space.
- The permits are specific to the scheme area you apply for
Your scheme area may include:
- Resident parking bays - if you are a resident, you may park for as long as you want when displaying a valid permit.
- Shared / joint use bays - these provide short-stay, non-permit parking for people using local facilities. The waiting limit doesn't apply to permit holders.
- Pay and display bays - these provide short-stay, non-permit parking for people using local facilities. You need to purchase and display a valid ticket or use the cashless parking option. Follow on-site instructions.
The medical visitor needs to enter their vehicle registration number and visit date on the permit and display it on their windscreen.
Altered, amended or overwritten permits may result in the issue of a penalty charge notice.
You must display permits on the inside of the vehicle windscreen during a scheme's operational hours so that Civil Enforcement Officers can easily see the details. Failure to do so may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.
If your address is not currently active on our system, please email the Parking Permits Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can obtain a paper application form by contacting the Parking Permits Team at email@example.com.
If your parking permit is lost or stolen, you need to inform the Parking Permits Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a replacement.
Permits are not required on a bank holiday.
Policy, terms and conditions
- View maps of Resident Parking Scheme areas on our My Cambridgeshire Maps website
- Cambridge Resident Parking Schemes - general terms and conditions
- Resident Parking Scheme Policy
You can contact us by:
- Online enquiries form (please select the 'Parking' category)
- Email us at email@example.com
- Phone 01223 727 900 - open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
- Write to us at the following address:
Cambridge Parking Permits
Cambridgeshire County Council
PO Box 121