Applying for a resident permit has changed. Applications are now made online and virtual permits will replace paper permits. Find out more about virtual permits
Parking permit information for residents, workers, visitors and businesses, including how to buy a permit, where you can park and what the charges are.
Parking zones and hours of control
- A, B, C, D, E, F – 9am to 8pm, on all days, permit holders only
- G, H, I, K, L – 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, shared use
- J – 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday, permit holders only
- O – 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, permit holders only
- S – 11am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, permit holders only
- W – 9am to 8pm, on all days, permit holders only.
Note 1: Area H – Lower Park Road (north east side) 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, shared use
Note 2: Area F – Old London Road 9am to 8pm on all days, shared use
Unless otherwise stated, all parking controls apply on bank holidays. You do not need a permit or to pay for parking on on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.
Map of Hastings and St Leonards parking areas – A, K and S (Adobe PDF)
Map of Hastings and St Leonards parking areas – J, O and W (Adobe PDF)
Map of Hastings and St Leonards parking areas – B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and L (Adobe PDF)
Residents and their visitors
Residents within the town centre residential parking zones can buy up to two virtual permits that allow parking in the zone they live in. Permits are linked to the vehicle and will appear on the handheld computers used by civil enforcement officers.
A resident permit will only be issued if you are:
- a permanent resident at an address within the zone
- the registered keeper of the vehicle.
Apply for your resident permit online with RingGo
If you do not have Internet access you can still apply in person or by post. You will still need to provide proof of eligibility. For more information please contact The Parking Shop, Hastings.
Residents can buy permits for the zone they live in, for their visitors to use, even if they do not hold a resident parking permit themselves.
Businesses within the town centre area where there are residential parking zones can apply for:
- an annual permit that allows parking within specially marked business permit bays in Linton Road. Permits show the vehicle registration numbers and cannot be transferred
- scratchcard-type permits that allow parking for up to five or ten hours in resident permit holder and shared-use bays.
Both types of permit will only be issued if the business address is within the town centre area.
Permits will not be issued to vehicles which exceed 3.2 metres overall height, 6.5 metres overall length and 5 tonnes gross weight.
Application forms and guidance notes
Hastings annual business parking permit (Adobe PDF)
Hastings business scratchcard permits (Adobe PDF)
Doctors and primary care workers
Doctor permits can be purchased by GPs who work at surgeries with designated doctor bays. A permit can be issued for up to two vehicles. Permits show the vehicle registration number and cannot be transferred.
Primary care worker permits can be purchased by medical professionals who work for organisations that provide urgent health or social care, by visiting patients in their homes within the town centre area where there are residential parking zones.
The permits can only be used when the holder is responding to an urgent or emergency situation or if the patient's condition requires a home visit.
The permit must not be used for non-emergencies. It must not be displayed when it is not in use.
Application form and guidance notes
Hastings doctor permit (Adobe PDF)
Hastings primary care worker permit (Adobe PDF)
You can apply for a waiver permit if you need to park in an area covered by waiting or loading restrictions (yellow lines). Waivers can be valid for one day or up to a week.
A waiver may be issued for building, demolition or excavation work on land or in buildings adjacent to the waiting restriction.
Application form and guidance notes
For more information and an application form, contact the Hastings Parking Shop.
For further information about permits, enforcement, and other general enquiries, contact the Hastings Parking Shop.