Business permits

Rother parking review formal consultation

We are carrying out a consultation on changes to parking restrictions in Rother.

The formal consultation is now open and will close on 7 June 2024.

Find out about the changes and provide feedback by viewing the consultation at:

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 Misuse may result is permits being withdrawn or further applications being rejected.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 within zone A in Rye 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.

Download a map of Rye parking zones A and B [278.7 KB] [pdf].

Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Charges for business permits

The table below shows the permit charges.

Permit charges
Band types Single zone
12 months 6 months 3 months
Petrol or diesel £238 £119 £59.50
Electric or LPG* £108 £54 £27

*To qualify for an electric or LPG discount you must show proof at the time of application. Without proof you will be charged the 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.

Once you have received confirmation that your permit has been approved you can pay online or 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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