CAR park users in Poole will be able to purchase and manage permits online.

A new virtual permit scheme is being implemented by Borough of Poole.

There are nearly 26 residential zones in the borough, mainly in Poole town centre and Parkstone, where eligible residents can purchase a permit. In addition, there are a number of car parks and on street schemes where permits are also available.

The new online system will enable permit holders to register up to three vehicles at the same address and nominate the current vehicle parked through their online account.

It will also enable them to change their vehicle online at no further cost - removing the need for permits being posted back and forth and a £10 admin fee.

Eligible residents will be able to purchase 24 hour resident and visitor permits online and nominate a vehicle to park, removing the need to display paper permits, as well as daily visitor or commuter permits as and when they require them, rather than buying in bulk.

The existing book of five paper permits will still be available for postal applications.

Jason Benjamin, parking services manager, said: “The virtual permits will make it even quicker, cheaper and easier for our customers to purchase and manage their parking permits online. We hope the greater flexibility and benefits will encourage our customers to swap and go online.”