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Cranberry Bog Sign.jpg
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Group: restrictions
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Status: de factoPage for proposal

The tag access=permit indicates an area or feature which is open only to people who have obtained a permit granting them access. This tag should be used in cases where a permit is required, but is routinely granted to everyone requesting it. In cases where access to permit is obstructed it would be more appropriate to tag these areas access=private or access=no. So access=permit does not apply where permit is rarely granted, or only granted in exceptional circumstances, or if obtaining it is complex or there is a long waitlist.

Permit situations may be complex. A mapper on the ground encountering a "permit required" sign might consider initially tagging it as access=private, only later changing it to access=permit after researching the permit situation.

As usual with access values, it can be used with more specific transport modes, such as vehicle=permit or bicycle=permit

This would also apply to facilities signposted as "booking required" where they are ordinarily granted if not already booked at the requested timeslot.

See also