Business and hotel permit - Rye Citadel

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Am I eligible for a business and hotel permit?

If you have a businesses, hotel or guest house in one the following roads are able to buy one permit:

Church Square TN31 7HG TN31 7HE TN31 7HF
Watchbell Lane TN31 7HQ
Watchbell Street TN31 7HA TN31 7HB

Guest houses and hotels can buy additional permits for their guests; guest houses can buy a further two permits and hotels a further six.

With each application you will need to include proof of business address and proof that the vehicle is owned or used by the organisation. All the documents you provide must clearly show your name and address in Rye.

The following documents will be accepted as proof of business address.

  • Current business Rates Bill. In cases where a business is not directly responsible for the payment of business rates, or if the applicant is a sole trader/self-employed and does not work from a ‘rated business premises’ two of the following must be provided)
  • Current lease agreement
  • Letter from the business rate payer. (In cases where the current lease is not available)
  • Recent business utility bill. (Not more than 4 months old)
  • ‘Certificate of Incorporation’ for limited companies if the registered office business is at the CPZ address.
  • A copy of a recent Business Bank Statement.
  • A copy of an invoice received at the business address.
  • Inland Revenue business tax return.
  • Certificate detailing the registration number and sub-zone address for the registered charities.

The following documents will be accepted as proof that you own or use the vehicle (except permits for hotels and guest houses).

• Vehicle registration certificate showing business address.

• Hire, lease or rental agreement showing business address.

• Document showing insurance for business use with a supporting letter on company headed paper (from the company secretary or someone in a similar position) to confirm this.

Where can I park with a business and hotel permit?

Permit holders can park without time limit in the one hour parking bays in Watchbell Street and The Green.

Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Permits are not valid in any off street car park.

Charges for business and hotel permits

Permits cost £25 and are valid for one year.

Once you have received confirmation that your permit has been approved you can pay online or alternatively by cash, cheque (payable to ‘ESCC’) or credit or debit card at one of these libraries:

Your permit will be posted to you once payment is received. It will show your vehicle registration number (except for those issued to hotels and guest houses) and cannot be transferred.

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