Parking permits privacy notice

Read our privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.

The council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act (2018) and EU General Data Protection Regulation as of May 2018 and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number Z5840053.

Brighton & Hove City Council are committed to protecting your personal information. As a data controller we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected in accordance with relevant data protection law.

There are six lawful bases for holding personal data:

  • consent
  • contract
  • legal obligation
  • vital interests
  • public task
  • legitimate interests

We are collecting your data for the purpose of the administration, operation, enforcement and management of the parking permit schemes in the city, including investigation of possible parking and traffic contraventions or related offences or for any purpose relating to the parking services offered in Brighton & Hove. We will also use it to decide if you qualify for a permit and for the purpose of administering, processing and issuing a permit.

As the council has to protect the public funds we handle we therefore will use and share the information you have provided to prevent/detect fraud and conduct any subsequent court proceedings. We have a legal basis for collecting this data as it is considered necessary to enable us to carry out our tasks, functions, duties or powers or to perform a task carried out in the public interest.

Who we will share your data with

Parking permits in all parking zones

NSL: For the purposes of maintaining and operating the parking permit system. For the purposes of enforcing parking restrictions or bailiff action, where we have an outstanding Penalty Charge Notice issue with you.

Council internal

Other council departments for the purpose of investigations, including investigations into crime prevention, detection, prosecution and as well as the prevention, detection and prosecution of fraud. For more information please go to the anti-fraud and corruption webpage

Council external

Under investigatory powers legislation, we might have to share personal information about you to government and law-enforcement agencies, such as the police, to help detect and stop crime, prosecute offenders, etc. where the council is required by law to provide the information as a subject of an official request made to the council under the data protection legislation.

To make sure that it delivers its functions as efficiently as possible, this council may share your information with one of its local authority partners, namely Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council, etc with whom it operates a shared service arrangement.

The council may also share this information with law enforcement agencies and other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

We will hold your data for such a period as the council determines necessary so as not to prejudice the ability of the council to instigate legal proceedings in respect of fraud or crime.

We may, in cases where it is necessary, obtain data from credit reference agencies for the purpose of verifying that you live at the address you’ve provided to us, and that it is your main residence:  this is to ensure that only eligible applicants take up parking spaces in the city.  This is currently provided for certain permit types by TransUnion. TransUnion's privacy notice is available on their website.

Your information rights

You have rights around the information we hold on you, further information on your rights is available on our privacy and cookies webpage.

Further information

If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Information Governance team on 01273 295959 or 

The council also has a Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted via the Data Protection Officer webpage