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Parking permits

Somerset West and Taunton Council offer several types of parking permits.

There are different types of parking permits. They vary in price and cover 6 months. They can be bought throughout the year and used across a combination of car parks:

Permit type Duration Price Car parks
Long stay 6 months £770 Canon Street
Castle Street
High Street
Orchard multi-storey
Wood Street
Commuter 6 months £660 Belvedere Road
Victoria Gate
Wellington 6 months £300 Longforth Road
North Street
South Street

A £10 administration fee will apply for any permit alterations or loss of a permit.

There are different types of parking permits. They vary in price:

  • shoppers short stay
  • named car park
  • district permits
  • business district permits
  • weekly permit - these permits can be obtained through PayByPhone
Permit type Duration Price
Shoppers short stay 1 year £40
Named car park
(excluding Watchet and Dulverton)
6 months £150
Named car park
(excluding Watchet and Dulverton)
12 months £195
District 6 months £170
District 12 months £300
Business district 6 months £210
Business district 12 months £385
District 1 hour permit
6 months £25
Dulverton 6 months £150
Dulverton 12 months £195
Watchet 6 months £150
Watchet 12 months £195
Weekly (via PayByPhone) 7 days £25

A £10 fee will apply for any permit alterations or loss of a permit.

Parking permit locations

Permits can be purchased for use in these car parks:

  • Minehead: Quay West, Warren Upper, Clanville, Alexandra Road and North Road
  • Porlock: Porlock Central
  • Dunster: Dunster Steep and Park Street
  • Williton: Williton Central
  • Watchet: Anchor Street, Market Street, Harbour Road, Swain Street and West Pier
  • Dulverton: Exmoor House, Lion Stables and Guildhall

Shoppers short stay permit is not valid in:

  • Dunster: Park Street
  • Watchet: Swain Street and Harbour Road

Parking permits are not valid in:

  • Summerland car park, Minehead
  • Doverhay car park, Porlock – except Doverhay permit holders
  • Parsons Street car park, Porlock – except Parsons Street permit holders

Somerset County Council is responsible for the management of all on-street resident parking schemes in Somerset check Somerset County Council for more information.

How to apply

With effect from March 2021 parking permits are available for application, payment and administration online.

Parking permits will become "virtual" as with your vehicle road fund licence. Somerset West and Taunton Council’s enforcement officers will check the database to ensure the parked vehicle has a valid virtual parking permit.

Please purchase or renew your parking permit by following the link below.

The online portal will enable you to upload any supporting documents required. If you require help with MiPermit login please email or phone 0345 520 7007.