There is a system issue that will prevent the renewal of paper All area medical/carer permits. You will need to allow your permit to expire, then as early as possible within the 14 day grace period, buy a new permit. We apologise for the inconvenience. Mental health and healthcare organisations can apply for an All area medical/carer permit which can be used by their staff to park in Sheffield’s parking zones. The permit is a paper disc with a timer which will allow staff to park in any permit zone outside the city centre for a limited time. These parking permits are for: mental health social workers visiting a patient who may need to be detained under the Mental Health Act primary care outreach nurses TB nurses Health Visitors family support workers NHS practitioner or carer parking permit If you are an NHS practitioner or carer you should apply for a separate parking permit. NHS practitioner or carer parking permit View parking permit zones Search our map to find parking zones. These are the zones that require permits for on street parking. Exceptions You can’t use the permit to park in the city centre or Falding Street, Holme Lane, Loxley New Road and Vaughton Hill parking zones Cost Each permit costs £10 and is valid for a year. You will need to apply for a new permit if you lose your current permit. If you have only lost your timer disc we can send you a new one for £2.50. How long a permit will last Permits are issued for up to 12 months. It is your responsibility to ensure your permit is renewed. Where you can use the permit You can park in any designated permit bay for 2 hours at a time. A permit does not guarantee you parking directly at an address. You should make sure both the permit and timer disc are clearly displayed, that the vehicle is not parked in the same space for more than 2 hours and that the arrival time is set accurately. If the client or patient regularly needs longer care visits, they may be eligible to apply for a resident's carer permit. Clients or patients who require an occasional longer visit may provide a visitor permit. Carers can only use the permit for carrying out visits to clients or patients, not to park at their workplace or home. You may be fined if you do so. Apply for a permit Once we have all your supporting evidence, we will respond to your application within 5 working days. If your application requires further investigation we will contact you within 28 working days.