Pay and display

Due to the current situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, the council is having to reduce or stop services.

Parking Permit Centre 

The Parking Customer Service Team are not able to offer a counter service at present, the online service and emails are currently unaffected.

The parking customer service phone lines will now only be answered between 9am-1pm. 

We aim to continue to issue parking permits, however it may not be possible, as swiftly as we would like, as council staff are having to prioritise essential services.  Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience, we hope to return to usual service standards as soon as possible.

We aim to acknowledge your email within 2 working days.

For details of how we handle the information that you provide to us, please read our data processing and privacy notices

Key Workers and Carers

We are making a number of concessions to key workers and carers to support their important work on a temporary basis.  We will be providing more information on this soon.

NHS and social workers

Following yesterday’s government announcement and guidance from the British Parking Association, we will be providing free parking for NHS staff and social care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. This will enable them to park in on street parking bays and council owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

These workers need to display a copy of their work identification (with any sensitive information removed) in their windscreen or, when parking in barrier car parks, buzz the intercom and show their pass.

This will enable them to park in on street parking bays and council owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

Parking Enforcement

Parking enforcement is operating a core hours service and is focussing on the more serious contraventions and incidents of obstructive or dangerous parking that could have a more significant impact on safety and traffic flow.

It is important to keep the city moving and ensure essential services and supplies can be accessed by people most in need of support.  We will continue to monitor the situation in line with government advice


Pay and display is available throughout Brighton & Hove.

The cost and maximum allowed time will vary depending on the demand for available spaces.

There is a variety of short, medium and long-term spaces across the city.

Long-term pay and display is not available in extremely busy locations, such as in the centre of Brighton.

Where are the pay-and-display machines located?

To get locations of machines by both parking zone and alphabetically by road name please see the pay-and-display machine locations webpage . 

How do I use the pay-and-display machines?

All of our pay-and-display machines allow drivers to pay for parking with debit and credit cards. They also accept contactless payment with cards and smartphones. Some machines also take coins.

For detailed information about using on-street pay-and-display machines, please refer to our downloadable pay-and-display machine guide.

Detailed tariff information

PayByPhone or pay at a local PayPoint shop

As well as paying for your parking at a pay-and-display machine, you can also pay using your mobile phone or at a local shop which has PayPoint. You can find out more here

Reporting a machine fault

Although our pay and display machines are regularly checked by a team of maintenance technicians, faults do sometimes happen. If you come across an issue please report the problem with the machine, or call the answer phone on 01273 292243 anytime.

Where do you charge your electric car?

Charge point locations

Explore the Zap-Map to find your nearest on-street charge point in the UK.

Smartphone app shows all on-street and off-street parking spaces

Download the free AppyParking app where you can see all the on-street and off-street parking spaces. It is available on iOS and Android.