How to use the new machines

In 2017, the council replaced all of its old coin-operated pay and display machines. The new machines are user-friendly, and have been well received. 

However, there are some key differences between the old and new machines. For example, it is now possible to pay for parking with a credit or debit card.

To help, we've created an easy-to-use illustrated guide, which explains:

  • the different ways to pay
  • what you can do if a machine seems broken
  • answers to commonly asked questions

Download the full pay and display user guide. Contains all of the sections below, plus additional useful information.

Download instructions for using chip and PIN to pay for parking

Download guidance for making a contactless card payment. How to make a contactless payment at a machine, in other words using a card or smartphone to pay without entering a PIN.

Download instructions for making a cash payment.

Download other ways to pay guide. Paying for parking without using a pay-and-display machine.

Find answers to common questions and misunderstandings.

For the best viewing experience, we recommend saving the files first, and then opening them in a dedicated PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader.

While PDF files can be read in a web browser, we are aware that some of the links in these documents may not work correctly in certain browsers.

Where the pay and display machines are

The locations of all pay and display machines in Brighton & Hove are listed on our pay and display machine locations web page. Entries are provided both by parking zone and road name (in alphabetical order).