Traders permit renewal

Find out how to renew your traders permit, how to check your vehicle's CO2 emissions and answers to frequently asked questions.

Confirm these statements to renew

By renewing your traders permit online you confirm that the following statements are true:

  • I confirm that I need my vehicle to work throughout Brighton & Hove
  • I confirm that I am able to prove I am trading
  • I understand that if I cease to work in the Brighton & Hove area, I will surrender the permit
  • I confirm that if I cease to keep or use the vehicle, I will surrender the permit
  • I declare that all information given on this application is correct
  • I understand that I may be asked to provide proof of eligibility and that if I cannot provide this the permit will be withdrawn

Any person knowingly making a false statement for the purposes of obtaining a resident permit is liable for a fine not exceeding Level 5 (£5,000) or imprisonment for up to six months, or both a fine and imprisonment.

Check your vehicle CO2 emissions before you pay

This can be found on your VC5 form or from the DVLA.

If you choose the wrong rate it will delay your permit.

A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) may be issued if the permit is not valid and displayed.

Renew your traders permit

To renew your traders permit, you must:

  • agree to the statements
  • fill out the order form

Renew your traders permit

Please note; this is only for renewals. This service cannot be used for new applications.

Questions about renewals

Can I renew online?

You can renew online if there are no changes to the permit details.

If the business has changed name, moved or the vehicle changed we will need to see updated documents in order to alter the permit.

We will only process permits where there are no changes to any details.

How long will it take?

Please allow 7 working days for your permit to arrive.

Please contact Parking Services if you have not received your renewed permit within 7 working days .

Be aware that for a permit to be valid it needs to be displayed in the vehicle.

You can renew online at any time during the final month before your permit expires. Renew early to avoid delays and ensure your new permit is displayed before the old one expires. The new permit will include any unexpired time remaining on the previous one.

Where can I find the permit number?

Your permit number is listed on the renewal notice we will send to you roughly 4 weeks before your permit expires. You can also find your permit number on your permit; it begins with ‘TRA’ and is printed on the bottom left hand side of the permit, for example: TRA\12345

What kind of permit do I need?

We currently offer permits for 3 month or 12 month periods.

Low and high emission vehicles

Low emission

Low emission is defined as a vehicle (not a diesel vehicle) that produces 110g/km or less CO2 emissions. This needs to be verified by the production of the V5C.

Vehicles registered before March 2001 do not show CO2 emissions and therefore do not qualify for a discount.

High emission

High emission is defined as a vehicle (including diesel vehicles) that produces 166g/km or more CO2 emissions.

How do I pay?

You can pay by cheque and credit or debit card (including American Express).

Please write your name and address on the reverse of the cheque and make it payable to Brighton & Hove City council. 

I have a low emissions vehicle how do I claim the discount?

You will need to provide a copy of your vehicle registration document to show that you are eligible for a low emissions discount.

This applies to vehicles that have been registered after 2001 and which have CO2 emissions of no more than 110g/km. Please see your V5C document for details.