We recently carried out a consultation about the free parking concession currently offered to Disabled Tax Exempt Vehicle Holders.
This related to proposals to change the scheme, following the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) decision to remove the requirement for a tax disc to be displayed.
The consultation has now ended and Members have approved the introduction of a permit system to manage the scheme, as below:
Apply online for a Disabled Tax Exempt Permit.
The new permit scheme came into effect on 1st July 2016.
To ensure that Disabled Tax Exempt Vehicle Holders continue to receive the parking concession, a permit needs to be obtained from the council.
This is to replace the register the council has currently set up, which came to an end on 30th June 2016. There is a charge for the permits, dependant on circumstances.
Borough of Poole residents 1 year permit @ £15
3 year permit @ £40
Borough of Poole residents who are in receipt of Council Tax Support are entitled to a free one year permit every year.
Non Borough of Poole residents 1 year permit @ £25
3 year permit @ £60
If you wish to continue to park without the need to purchase a ticket in Borough of Poole pay and display car parks, then a permit needs to be obtained from the council to ensure you can continue to receive the concession.