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 permit?

If you are residing in Brighton & Hove for more than 5 nights per week, you are considered a full-time resident and can 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 1 proof 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: The document needs to show your full name, your Brighton & Hove address and is dated within the last 3 months. 

Other proofs

We can also accept your council tax bill for the current financial year (this does not need to be dated within 3 months).

The vehicle’s insurance documents need to show the applicant as the main driver or as a secondary (named) driver within the policy.  

The insurance documents must show the vehicle as being kept overnight at the Brighton & Hove application address. We cannot proceed with your application if your vehicle is shown to be kept at a different address overnight. 

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.