Find out whether you can get a carers permit, how much it costs and how you can use it.
Parking Permit centre
The Parking Permit centre at Hove Town Hall is currently closed.
Please use the online service to upload completed carer application forms or post them directly to us at:
Parking Information Centre
Hove Town Hall,
Please note postal applications may take longer to process.
The parking customer service phone lines are now only answered from 9am to 1:30pm.
Please be aware that there is a long wait for calls to be answered. Please use the online service as an alternative to calling us.
Phone 01273 29 66 22
A carers permit can be applied for if a carer has to visit a resident or residents who need to be cared for by virtue of age, physical or mental infirmity, as well as women requiring antenatal or postnatal care.
Can I get a carers permit?
You can if you visit a resident or residents who need to be cared for by virtue of age, physical or mental infirmity, as well as women requiring antenatal or postnatal care.
If you work for an agency or are self employed then you cannot apply for a carers permit. You may be eligible for a Professional Carers Badge.
What evidence do I need to provide?
The doctor of the person you are caring for needs to sign a declaration on the application form confirming that the resident needs to be cared for. This declaration states:
''...the person named and living at the address in section E (name of person being cared for) is suffering from physical and/or mental infirmity or having ante and/or post natal treatment, and is assisted by a carer.''
What form do I need to complete?
What is the cost of a carers permit?
Brighton & Hove City council process and administer these permits for £10. There may also be a charge from the doctor signing the declaration.
How do I use the carers permit?
The carers permit should be clearly displayed in the vehicle when you are parking at the residents property to care for them.
It is not valid after the expiry date.
Where can I park with a carers permit?
You can park in a permit bay, or shared use bay, in the zone indicated on the front of the permit but not a pay and display bay.
The permit does not allow you to park anywhere else.
You cannot park in a disabled bay with a Professional Carer’s Permit. Any vehicle parked in a disabled bay with a Professional Carer’s Permit will get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
I am changing my vehicle what do I do?
You must inform the council as soon as possible that you have changed your vehicle via our online service or by telephone, but please be aware wait times for calls are currently 30 minutes.
I need to renew my carers permit what do I do?
Once the permit expires you must apply again for another carers permit. This means that the carers application form needs to be completed and will require the doctor of the person being cared for to sign the declaration again even if this condition is ongoing or lifelong. The completed application form can be uploaded via our online service or posted to us.
I have received a penalty charge notice when using my carers permit what do I do?
You should check that you have used the permit in accordance with the conditions of use.
You should then decide whether to: