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Paying for parking made easier

In a hurry, need to park the car, haven't got the right change, storm clouds gathering, first spots of rain... we've all been there.

Now, paying to park your car suddenly got a lot easier in Boston. You can do it using your mobile phone via text message, smartphone app, online or by telephone.

And if your stay overruns the parking time you've paid for, you can easily extend without leaving your meeting, the shops, the restaurant, wherever you happen to be.

The new pay for parking using your mobile phone service is available in car parks run by Boston Borough Council at Artillery Row, Bargate Green, Buoy Yard, Cattle Market, Custom House Quay, Doughty Quay, George Street, Maud Street, Municipal Buildings, Spayne Road, St George's Road, Staniland, Coach Park, Tunnard Street, Victoria Place, Botolph Street and West End.

All ticket machines where the service is available now display a clear sign and instructions.

To be able to use the new service you first need to register with Mi Permit at MiPermit with your name, your mobile phone number, a valid email address, your vehicle's registration number and your payment card details.

There will be no need to worry about correctly displaying a pay and display ticket. Enforcement officers can check you have paid by searching their system for your vehicle registration number.

If you need a VAT receipt for business parking you can download online, the day after your parking expires.

If new or existing customers want to speak to a person in the UK Mi Permit call centre to register they can ring 0345 520 7007 or email help@mipermit.com

Creating a stay by telephone

On arrival at a participating car park, call 0345 505 1155 from your mobile. Calls cost the standard national rate as set by your mobile provider and should be included in your minutes package.

Creating your stay once registered by SMS

On arrival at a participating car park, send an SMS (text message, not an MMS or email) to 60300 with the word PARK and the location number and duration in hours or minutes.

To extend your stay by SMS

If you need to extend your stay, you can do so by SMS or by logging in to a MiPermit portal. To extend, send an SMS to 60300 with the word EXTEND and the duration to extend by.

Creating your stay using a MiPermit portal

You can create your stays up to 7 days in advance by using a MiPermit portal as well as administer members, PINs and vehicles, and download VAT receipts for your parking.

The portal is straight forward to use, and explains each step while logged in.

Creating your stay using a Smartphone app

The MiPermit smartphone app for iPhone and selected Android devices makes it even easier to create your parking. More information on the features of our smartphone app can be found at MiPermit - smartphone guide