Wakefield Council introduces new cheaper online payment system for parking

Wakefield Council is launching a new, cheaper online payment system for on and off-street parking in Council-owned parking areas across the district, as part of an improved parking management system being implemented.

From 11 July, a new system called MiPermit will be introduced and allows people to pay using the app, online portal – wanttopark.com/wakefield – text message and phone call and will replace the current Ringo app to pay for parking.

The new MiPermit system will be 10p cheaper per parking session, as well as the usual parking fee. The cost of using RingGo is 20p per session.

Matthew Morley smiling
Cllr Matthew Morley

Instructions on how to use the new system will be displayed on parking machines and shared on the Council’s website.

Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Highways, said: “The Council is keen to reduce costs for residents and visitors wherever possible, and this is seen as a positive step in achieving that goal at a time when the cost of living continues to rise.

“Don’t forget, we’re still offering two-hours free parking in most of our city and town centre car parks – check the tariff boards for details and always display a ticket.”

More information on the MiPermit system can be found at: https://www.mipermit.com/ or for more information about parking in the district visit https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/parkingpage.