With restrictions easing, timed parking restrictions are now being enforced.
If you need to park for longer than allowed in a time-restricted parking space, you will need to apply for a resident parking epermit or other type of parking permit.
What is a service permit?
A service permit allows tradespeople, removalists and other service providers to park in a time-restricted area, who are servicing our residents.
How much do service permits cost?
Service permits cost $20.60 per week, for a maximum for 4 weeks
How to apply for a service permit
To apply for a service parking permit you will need 1 of the following documents as proof of residency at the property address:
- Driver's licence (with current address)
- Rates notice
- Lease agreement, or
- Utility bill.
A mobile phone bill is not accepted as proof of residency.
- Where can you park with a service permit?
A service permit provides all day parking options in areas with parking restrictions for the dates that the services are being carried out for a period of up to 4 weeks.
Permits are generally issued for the street on which the residence is located, or the parking permit area (if one exists) in which the residence is located.
Depending on the location of the residence, we may issue the permit for another location (e.g. adjoining street) at its discretion and in discussion with the applicant.
- Who can apply for a service permit?
Any resident who is eligible for visitor parking permits should apply for these instead as they are lower cost and do not require evidence of the service occurring at your property.
If you are a resident who is not eligible for visitor parking permits, you should apply for a service permit when you have a tradesperson, removalist, etc. that requires all day parking on your street.
To be eligible for a service permit you must:
- Live in a property in Merri-bek
- Produce evidence of your residency in Merri-bek
- Produce evidence of tradespeople, removalists etc servicing your residency (e.g. quote or receipt of services) that specify the dates when the work will take place
The service provider can apply for this parking permit on your behalf, their application must include a letter or email from the resident providing consent.
- Is there a limit to how many service permits I can apply for?
You can purchase up to 3 permits within a 12-month period, beginning from the start of the first permit.
Permits are valid for the dates which the work is expected, for up to 4 weeks. If more permits or a longer time period is required (i.e extensive works at the property) you can contact us to request a work zone.
*Home care workers*
We are currently considering the needs of home care workers and those providing home visits that need to park for longer than 2 hours when making visits. More information about permit options for this type of worker will become available after Council considers the report at the April 2021 Council meeting.