Resident permits - Lewes and Falmer
Apply for or renew a resident permit
Am I entitled to a resident permit?
Residents are entitled to buy up to two resident parking permits, allowing you to park in the zone where you live, if you are:
- a permanent resident at an address within the controlled parking zone and
- the registered keeper of the vehicle
You will need to provide proof of this with your permit application.
Check the Lewes and Falmer permit eligibility areas [848.2 KB] [pdf] to see which zone you live in.
Find out which documents we will accept - resident permit proof of eligibility.
Permits are virtual and linked to the vehicle registration number.
Where can I park?
Download Lewes and Falmer parking zones map [672.6 KB] [pdf]. The map shows the zone boundary, you can park within the correct zone for your permit in:
- permit holder only bays
- shared use (permit holders or time limited bays)
- shared use (permit holders or pay and display bays)
When parking, the letter on the sign must show the same letter that your permit is valid for. There is no time limit.
Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.
Resident permits are not valid in any off street car park except in zone C, where zone C permit holders can park in South Street (South) car park.
If you live in zone HS your permit is valid for one other zone in Lewes, which is shown on the map above.
Charges for resident 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
Electric and LPG (liquid petroleum gas) vehicles qualify for discount level 4.
To qualify for an environmental discount you must show proof with your application. Without proof you will be charged the standard or petrol and diesel 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.
Just moved to Lewes or Falmer?
You will need to change the details on the vehicle registration document and provide proof of your new address, for example, a tenancy agreement or letter from your solicitor providing details of the completion of the mortgage.
We can only issue a three month permit until these changes have been made and you have provided the correct documents.
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