Paid parking - formerly known as pay and display

Find out how to pay for parking, how to use pay and display machines, how to report a machine fault, find available parking spaces and where to charge your electric vehicle.

Paying for parking

Brighton & Hove has a range of car parks across the city. You can check specific zone information for the cost of parking in Brighton & Hove. It varies depending on demand for available spaces.   

You can pay for parking:

Pay and display machines

We’re removing all on-street pay and display machines. Machines will be out of use from 31 May 2023. Find out why we're removing pay and display machines.

You can pay for parking:

  • using the Pay by Phone app
  • by phone on 01273 458 458 using your credit or debit card
  • with cash or card at one of the city’s PayPoint vendors

Payment machines will remain in place at council barrier car parks.

These are:

  • The Lanes
  • Regency Square
  • Trafalgar Street
  • London Road
  • Chapel Street

However, pay and display machines will be removed from:

  • Norton Road
  • King Alfred
  • Black Rock
  • Rottingdean West
  • Rottingdean Marine car parks

Find a parking space

To see available on-street and off-street parking spaces download the AppyParking app. The app is free and available on iOS and Android.

Charge your electric car

You can use Zap Map to find your nearest on-street charge point.

Issues accessing PayByPhone?

If you're experiencing issues accessing the app, text or telephone line, this could be mobile signal related and not a system issue. Check your signal, move to an alternative spot and try again.

If the PayByPhone app is down you may not be able to pay for parking until the problem is resolved.

If there is an outage on the app, parking enforcement for paid parking bays will be suspended. It will resume when the app is working again. Wait 15 minutes and try again.