Resident Parking Permit

Apply for a Resident Permit

If you live within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), you may be eligible for a resident parking permit. Find your parking zone to see if your street is within a CPZ. Please note that certain properties/streets are designated as 'car free developments' and are not eligible for a residents parking permit.  See the list of car free developments  where the properties are not eligible for a permit.This list is not exhaustive, for more information please contact Parking Services on 01273 296622 or at

To apply for a resident permit, you need to meet the resident permit terms and conditions:

  • We will need to see your vehicle registration documents (V5C) and two proofs of residency (you must be resident in the city for a minimum of five nights per week)
  • Each resident can apply for one resident permit but there is no limit on the number of residents who can apply in any one household
  • Residents with access to off-street parking or that live in a car free development are not eligible for a resident permit
  • Residents with vehicles which weigh more than 2,540 kilograms, are over 2.25 metres high or are over 6 metres long cannot apply for a permit.

To apply for a resident permit, please download and complete the application form and return it to us at the parking permit centre either in person or by post.

Renew your Resident Permit

We will send you a renewal letter at the beginning of the month that your permit is due to run out. Please complete this form and return it to us at the parking permit centre, either in person or by post, to renew your permit.

Sending payments by post

 Cheques or money orders should be made payable to Brighton & Hove City Council

 Do not send cash in the post

 Online Permit Renewal

You can also renew your permit online.

Waiting Lists

Some of our Controlled Parking Zones have waiting lists. Please check our waiting list information page for details or make a request to be added to a waiting list.

Where can I park?

You can only use a resident permit to park in permit bays and shared permit and pay & display bays within your CPZ. A resident permit does not guarantee you a parking space. You cannot park in pay & display bays (within their hours of operation), loading bays, disabled bays, doctor bays, on single or double yellow lines or in suspended parking bays.