Business permits - Lewes

Am I entitled to a business permit?

You can buy up to two business permits, allowing you to park in all zones in the controlled parking zone if:

  • your business address is within the controlled parking zone and
  • your vehicle is essential for the running of the organisation and insured for business use.

Find out which documents we will accept - business permit proof of eligibility.

Permits are virtual, linked to the vehicle registration number, and cannot be transferred.

You should only use business permits for business use, such as making deliveries or site visits. They should not be used for personal use or long term parking. The use of business permits will be regularly monitored to make sure parking reflects compliance with these terms. Misuse may result is permits being withdrawn or further applications being rejected. 

Where can I park?

As a business permit holder you can park without time limit within the correct zone for the permit in:

  • permit holder only bays.
  • shared use (permit holders or time limited bays).
  • shared use (permit holders or pay and display bays).

Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space and the permit is not valid in any other bay or in any off street car park.

Charges for business permits

The tables below show permit charges and environmental discount levels.

The level of discount will depend on the CO² emissions of your vehicle. These can be found on:

  • your vehicle registration certificate or
  • insurance schedule.
Business permit charges
Band types Permit
12 months 6 months 3 months
Standard £1080 £595 £325
Discount level 1 £972 £540 £297
Discount level 2 £864 £486 £270
Discount level 3 £648 £378 £216
Discount level 4 £216 N/A N/A
Vehicle emissions
Band types Vehicle registered on or after 1 March 2001 CO² value Vehicles registered before 1 March 2001 Cylinder capacity
Standard More than 185g/km More than 1800cc
Discount level 1 185g/km or less 1800cc or less
Discount level 2 150g/km or less 1500cc or less
Discount level 3 120g/km or less 1000cc or less
Discount level 4 100g/km or less N/A

Electric and LPG (liquid petroleum gas) vehicles qualify for discount level 4.

To qualify for an environmental discount you must show proof of the CO² value or cylinder capacity of the vehicle.

Without proof you will be charged the standard rate and will not be able to cancel the permit and reapply at a different rate unless your engine has been modified and you have the certificate to show these changes.

Payment can be made online when your application is approved. Or once you have received confirmation that your application has been approved you can pay at one of these libraries:

There is a £5 administration fee for processing refunds, which will be deducted from the refund amount. We can only refund full remaining months.

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