Parking permits now renewable at a click

Merton residents are now able to renew their parking permits with just a click of their finger as from Wednesday 29 July.

The unique reference number on the reminder letter which each permit holder receives five to six weeks before they need to renew their permit now also serves as a log-in code. This allows residents to access a secure web page through which they can pay to renew their permit.

All permit holders will be notified of this new payment method over the next 12 months as their current permits expire so everyone will be able to benefit from the service by the end of summer 2010.

Online parking permit renewal is designed to be quick and easy, saving many residents a journey to the Civic Centre in Morden or the cost of a stamp. However, the new service is not compulsory and residents will be able to continue their usual payment method if they prefer.

Cabinet member for planning and traffic management Councillor William Brierly said: “This new service means that renewing permits is now a lot easier and more convenient for many residents. As we continue to put the needs of our residents first, this new easy-to-use online system will speed up the payment process as well as cut down on paper – good for permit holders and good for the environment.”

To update personal details and for further information about paying for renewals online, visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/permits

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Press Contact:
Leoni Munslow
Communications Assistant
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654

Notes to editors
Permits can be bought annually or for a period of six months

One permit for a household costs £65 for a year or £32.50 for six months
A second permit for the household costs £110 for a year or £55 for six months
A third permit for the household costs £140 for a year or £70 for six months
An annual visitor permit costs £140