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.
You can apply for a resident parking permit through MyAccount.
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 insurance document.
Please note that submitting an online application does not mean you have a valid permit.
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).
Your vehicle’s insurance documentation showing the applicant as the main driver or as a secondary driver within the policy. The insurance documentation must show the vehicle as kept overnight at the Brighton & Hove application address. We cannot proceed with your application if your vehicle is shown as kept at a different address overnight.
This must be registered in your name and show your Brighton & Hove address.
Your vehicle’s insurance documentation showing you as the main or secondary (named) driver.
The insurance policy must show the vehicle as kept at the Brighton & Hove address overnight.
Policies that show the vehicle as kept overnight at the Brighton & Hove application postcode only are accepted.
If you cannot access the internet, we'll help you fill in the online form.
You may need to take extra steps after the phone call to complete your application, like providing proof of address or vehicle documents by post.
The parking services phone line is open to support you if you're not able to access our service through the website and online forms. Officers answering these calls will only be able to assist you completing online forms.
If you need help, phone 01273 296 622 between 9am and 1:30pm Monday to Friday.
The average wait time on this line is over 30 minutes.