Car Share Frequently Asked Questions

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Q.           Can you help me find someone to car share with?

A.       Yes, complete the expression of interest form (PDF, 68KB) and email it to parkingpermitapplications@milton-keynes.gov.uk


Q.       Can I apply online for my Car Share Permit?

A.       Yes you can, there is an online form available for you to fill out and submit. 

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Q.       How does the permit work?

A.       One permit will be issued to the lead applicant, including registration numbers of up to four vehicles. This permit needs to be displayed in the windscreen to qualify for free parking in any standard rate bay or designated car share bay. The registration number of the vehicle being parked must be included among those displayed on the permit in the windscreen.

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Q.       Can I use the permit if my sharer is not going to work with me that day, e.g., is off sick or on leave?

A.        No, you can only use the car share permit if you and your car sharer(s) travel to work together.  You are allowed to buy employee scratch-cards or RingGo sessions to cover the times that you do not travel to work with your car sharer.

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Q.        If my sharer only works part-time, can I use the permit when I come in on my own?

A.        No, you can only use the car share permit if you and your car sharer(s) travel to work together.  You are allowed to buy employee RingGo sessions to cover the times that you do not travel to and from work with your car sharer.

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Q.        Can I use the permit if my sharer has left their employment?

A.        No, you can only use the car share permit if you and your car sharer(s) travel to work together.  If your car sharer no longer works within Central Milton Keynes you are both required to surrender the permit, although we will suspend your permit for a period of up to 18 months to allow you time to find another person to car share with.  This only applies if you have at least 9 months remaining on the car share permit.

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Q.        Can I use the permit when I am not going to work, e.g., going shopping, but am sharing?

A.        No, the car share permit is for Central Milton Keynes employee use only and you must be travelling to work with your car share partner(s).  The permit cannot be used for any other purpose.

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Q.        Can I use my permit to and from work if travelling alone?

A.        No, you can only use the car share permit if you and your car sharer(s) travel to work together.

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Q.        My sharer and I use two cars; can we photocopy the permit and put one in each car?

A.        No, the permit can only be used in one vehicle at a time and it is your responsibility to remember to transfer the permit from vehicle to vehicle.

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Q.        I want to share with someone who works in the Central Milton Keynes area, but their workplace is quite a way from mine; can I drop them off, then park on my own, and go and pick them up for the journey home?

A.        Yes, you are allowed to car share with anyone who works within Central Milton Keynes and can drop them off at their place of work and park at your place of work, as long as you are still travelling to work together.

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Q.        If my sharer is off owing to long-term sickness or on maternity leave can I have my permit suspended?

A.        Yes, we will suspend the permit for you up to a period of 18 months, and you can reactivate it when you are in a position to car share again. This only applies if there is at least 9 months remaining on the car share permit.

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Q.        Can I add or change a car sharer part way through the year?

A.        Yes, although the new applicant will be required to pay the £80 fee to join the scheme.

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Q.        How do I tell you if my sharer or I change jobs and still work in Central Milton Keynes?

A.        We undertake random checks and can call your employers.  If a car sharer changes employer but still works within Central Milton Keynes you should notify us of the change as this will not affect your eligibility to car share.

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Q.        How do I tell you if my sharer or I change vehicle?

A.        Please call us on 0845 230 8855 option 3.

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