Resident parking permit
Find out how to apply for a resident parking permit or renew an existing permit, how to change your details and where you can park with this type of permit.
Parking Permit centre
The Parking Permit centre at Hove Town Hall is closed.
You can apply for a permit and renew a permit online.
For any changes to your existing permit please phone 01273296622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New permit applications cannot be taken on the phone.
Please use the online service and emails as these are unaffected. We aim to acknowledge your email within 2 working days. General enquiries can be sent to email@example.com
The parking services phone lines are open between 9am and 1pm. You can reach us on 01273 296622. Please be aware that there is may be a long wait for calls to be answered.
Resident parking permit
Before you start, find out which parking zone you live in using our parking zones map.
If you live in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) we offer resident permits and visitor permits that your guests can use.
A resident permit lets you park in permit bays and shared permit and pay and display bays within your parking zone.
A resident permit does not guarantee you a parking space and there might be a waiting list for a parking permit in your parking zone.
If you want to apply for new parking permits, you can now do it online.
If you already have a permit you can also renew online, please see the renewal section below.
For changes to your existing permit please phone 01273296622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by post
To apply for a new resident permit, you will need to download and complete the application form and send it to:
Resident parking permit applications
Customer Service Centre
Hove Town Hall
Cheques or money orders should be made payable to Brighton & Hove City Council. Please do not send cash in the post.
What you'll need to apply
You will need to:
- know your parking zone
- know if your parking zone has a waiting list for permits
- know what your vehicle's CO2 emissions are - on your V5C form or on the DVLA
- read and agree to the resident permit terms and conditions
To provide your permit, we will need to see:
- your vehicle registration documents (V5C) and/or the current valid insurance policy- this must be in your name and registered at the address listed on your permit application form
- 2 acceptable proofs of residency that must be dated within the last 3 months - you must be a resident at the address you are applying for, for a minimum of 5 nights per week
You can only apply for one resident permit per person but there is no limit on the number of residents who can apply in any one household.
Students living in Brighton & Hove
Find information about resident permits for students and how to apply.
Who can't apply
You're not eligible for a parking permit if you:
- have access to off-street parking
- live in a car-free development (PDF)
- have a vehicle which weighs more than 2,540 kilograms, is over 2.25 metres high or is over 6 metres long
- if you're a landlord, property owner or do not reside at the application address on a full time basis - this includes second home owners
We will send you a renewal letter at the beginning of the month that your permit is due to run out.
All applications received by the 15th of the month will ensure receipt of the new permit by the end of that month, otherwise, please allow 7 working days for your permit to arrive. If an expired permit is displayed in your vehicle, you could receive a penalty charge notice (PCN).
More information about resident parking permits
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Where you can park with a resident parking permit
You can use your resident permit to park in permit bays and shared permit and pay and display bays within your parking zone.
You can't park in:
- pay and display bays within their hours of operation
- loading bays
- disabled bays
- doctor bays
- on single or double yellow lines
- suspended parking bays
To apply for a permit, you'll need to know your vehicle's CO2 emissions. You can find this on your VC5 form or from the DVLA.
If you choose the wrong rate it will result in you having to come in person to pay at Hove Town Hall.
From 3 April 2017, low emission diesel vehicles do not qualify for a discount and are charged at the full permit price. Vehicles registered before March 2001 do not show CO2 emissions and therefore do not qualify for a discount. They are charged at the standard permit price.
Low emission vehicle (not diesel) produces 110g per km or less CO2 emissions.
Standard emission vehicle:
- petrol vehicle producing between 111g per km and 165g per km CO2 emissions
- diesel vehicle producing up to 165g per km CO2 emissions
High emission vehicle produces 166g per km or more CO2 emissions.