Resident Parking Permit

The council offers both resident permits and resident visitor permits to people who reside within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

To see if a street is within a CPZ please use our Find your parking zone page

Car free developments

Certain properties are designated as 'car free developments' and are not eligible for resident permits due to planning consent restrictions.

Before applying for a resident permit please check the list of car free developments where properties that are not eligible for a permit are listed .

The council aims to keep this list correct and up to date. There can be times when there are overlaps in information and an applicant will be informed if their property has any constraints.

Applying for a resident permit

To apply for a resident permit, you need to meet the resident permit terms and conditions:

We will need to see:

  • Your vehicle registration documents (V5C). This must be registered at the address for which you are requesting the permit
  • Two proofs of residency (you must be resident in the city for a minimum of five nights per week)

Please note that:

  • Each resident can apply for one resident permit but there is no limit on the number of residents who can apply in any one household
  • Residents with access to off-street parking or that live in a car free development are not eligible for a resident permit
  • Residents with vehicles which weigh more than 2,540 kilograms, are over 2.25 metres high or are over 6 metres long cannot apply for a permit.

    Low emission Diesel vehicles

    Low emission is defined as a vehicle (not a diesel vehicle) that produces 120g/km or less CO2 emissions.This needs to be verified by the production of the V5C

    From 3 April 2017 Low emission Diesel vehicles do not qualify for a discount and are charged at the full permit price. For further details please see our fees and charges web page 

To apply for a resident permit, please download and complete the application form and return it to us at the parking permit centre either in person or by post.

If you lose your permit and it needs to be replaced there is a £10 admin charge for this service

Renew your Resident Permit

We will send you a renewal letter at the beginning of the month that your permit is due to run out. Please complete this form and return it to us at the parking permit centre, either in person or by post, to renew your permit.

Sending payments by post

 Cheques or money orders should be made payable to Brighton & Hove City Council

 Do not send cash in the post

 Online Permit Renewal

You can also renew your permit online.

If you apply online with less than 5 working days we cannot guarantee your application will be processed and arrive before the expiry of your current permit.

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

Waiting Lists

Some of our Controlled Parking Zones have waiting lists. Please check our waiting list information page for details or make a request to be added to a waiting list.

Where can I park?

You can only use a resident permit to park in permit bays and shared permit and pay & display bays within your CPZ. A resident permit does not guarantee you a parking space. You cannot park in pay & display bays (within their hours of operation), loading bays, disabled bays, doctor bays, on single or double yellow lines or in suspended parking bays.