Renew your resident permit

Please check that you're using the correct website for the zone that you want to renew.

Go to MyAccount to renew your resident permit for zones L, M, P, S, U, W, Y, Z.

For all other zones go to our online payments page.

How to renew your resident permit

If you have a parking ticket (penalty charge notice) registered with our enforcement agents then we reserve the right NOT to issue a parking permit.

By renewing your resident permit online you confirm that the following statements are true:

  • I confirm that I am over the age of 17
  • I confirm that no off street parking is available at my address
  • I confirm that I am a permanent resident of Brighton & Hove and understand that if I cease to live at this address I must contact the council or surrender my permit immediately
  • I understand that if I change my vehicle I must contact the council or surrender the permit immediately
  • I confirm that my property is not in a car free development
  • I confirm that my property is not a holiday home
  • I understand that the council may at a later date request proof of address, ownership of the vehicle and motor insurance documentation showing the Brighton and Hove address.
  • I understand that I may be asked to provide eligibility and that if this cannot be provided within 14 working days my permit may be revoked
  • I understand that Council Tax records may be inspected to assess eligibility

Any person knowingly making a false statement for the purposes of obtaining a resident permit is liable for a fine not exceeding Level 5 (£5,000) or imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both a fine and imprisonment.

Check your vehicle CO2 emissions before you pay

To avoid delays, check your vehicle CO2 emissions, this can be found on your VC5 form or from the DVLA.

If you choose the wrong rate it will delay your permit  renewal and the vehicle may be liable for Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) if a valid permit is not displayed.   

Renew your permit online 

Go to MyAccount to renew your resident permit for zones L, M, P, S, U, W, Y, Z.

For all other zones go to our online payments page.

If an expired permit is displayed in your vehicle, you could receive a penalty charge notice (PCN).

Questions about renewals

Can I renew online?

You can renew online if there are no changes to your permit details. If you have changed your name, moved or changed your vehicle we will need to see updated documents in order to alter your permit.

We will only process permits where there are no changes to any details, for example, do not select a low emissions permit if you have not provided evidence of this previously.

How long will it take?

Please allow 7 working days for your new permit to arrive in the post. Be aware that for a permit to be valid it needs to be displayed in the vehicle.

You can renew online at any time during the final month before your permit expires. Renew early to avoid delays and ensure your new permit is displayed before the old one expires.

Where can I find my permit number?

You can find your permit number on the bottom left corner of your permit; it begins with ‘R’, for example: RN\12345.

What can I do if my permit has not arrived?

If you have renewed your permit and you have not received it within 7 working days, please contact us by filling out our online form