Visitor Permits

Visitor permits are available for residents of Brighton & Hove who are over the age of 17. They are available to give to people visiting you. When a visitor permit is displayed it entitles that vehicle to park in a permit bay in the zone that it was issued for.

Can I get visitor permits?

You can purchase visitor permits if you live in a controlled parking zone, you are over the age of 17 and can provide 2 acceptable proofs of address dated within the last 3 months.

Find out what parking zone your property is in.

How do I apply and how do I get more?

To ensure that we only issue visitor permits to residents who live in Brighton & Hove you will need to provide two proofs of address dated within 3 months with your application.

If you're visiting the parking information centre or applying by post then

You'll need to return your completed application to us along with two proofs of address dated within 3 months.

Please send in copies of the documents do not send in originals.

How long do the permits last for?

You have a yearly allocation and visitor permits are valid as stated on the permit. Permits cannot be used after the expiry date printed on them and cannot be refunded.

The permit allows parking for one calendar day.

What do I do if I move address?

If you have moved address you should let the council know immediately. You'll need to provide us with proof of your new address. If you have valid permits we may be able to swap them for permits valid for your new parking zone.

We do not issue refunds for visitor permit unless you are moving outside of the Controlled Parking Zone and the permits are still valid. This means only if you are moving to an area that does not have permit bays.

I have expired permits, what do I do?

Visitor permits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Expired permits cannot be used, please ensure you do not buy more than you need.

How many visitor permits am I allowed each year?

The amount of visitor permits you can buy depends on which zone you live in:

Zone Amount allowed Cost (as of 1 April 2013)
U and W 50 £1.60
Y and Z 25 £2.60
All other zones 50 £2.60

You can buy visitor permits online by credit or debit card (including American Express). Our parking information centre accepts payments by cash, cheque and credit or debit card (including American Express).

Can I have more visitor permits once I have used my allocation?

We do not issue any more permits unless in extreme circumstances such as a serious illness.

If you think that you should have more permits and there are mitigating circumstances please e-mail

I have received a Penalty Charge Notice when using a visitor permit what do I do?

You should check that you have used the permit in accordance with the conditions of use.

You should decide whether to:

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