Resident permits - information for students
Find out whether you can get a resident permit, how to apply and what you can use as acceptable proof of where you live.
Who can apply for a resident permits
If you are residing in Brighton & Hove for more than 5 nights per week, you are considered a full-time resident and are able to apply for a resident parking permit.
Alternatively you can complete a resident permit application and post it to the Parking Office together with your supporting evidence and payment of the permit charge.
Please don't send cash.
How to apply
If you apply online, you will be asked to upload two proofs of address dated within the last three months and your vehicle documents. Once your application is approved, we will send you a link for payment.
Please note that submitting an online application does not mean you have a valid permit.
Follow the steps below to apply for postal applications:
- Complete the application form
- Gather the evidence you must provide: A + B
Any 2 proofs of residency dated within the last three months, registered in your name and at your Brighton & Hove address.
Acceptable proofs of residency
You can use:
- gas, electricity, water, telephone/internet bills - confirmation letters from these companies that show you have signed up for these services are accepted
- tenancy agreements are accepted if fully signed by all parties
- doctor’s letters, dentist’s letters, central government letters, insurance certificate letters
- bank statements - usually the easiest to obtain, simply ask your bank to change your address and print out a statement for you, they can then date stamp it
Please note: We are looking to see your full name, your Brighton & Hove address and a date within the last 3 months.
We also accept Council Tax bills for the current financial year (these will not have a date within the last 3 months but are accepted).
All evidence is accepted in paper or digital format (if sending paper format in the post, do not send originals. Photocopies are accepted).
Your vehicle registration document (V5C).
This must be registered in your name and show your Brighton & Hove address.
Your vehicle’s insurance documentation showing you as the main driver and the policy registered at the Brighton & Hove address (adding the vehicle as “kept in Brighton & Hove” onto an insurance policy registered at a different address is not acceptable).