Resident permits - Lewes and Falmer

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Am I entitled to a resident permit?

Residents are entitled to 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.

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 parking zones map.

You can park in shared use and permit holder only bays within the correct zone for your permit. 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.

Lewes

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.
Band types 1st permit 2nd permit
12 months 6 months 3 months 12 months 6 months 3 months
Standard £95 £55 £31.25 £130 £72.50 £40
Discount Level 1 £85 £50 £28.75 £120 £67.50 £37.50
Discount Level 2 £75 £45 £26.25 £110 £62.50 £35
Discount Level 3 £55 £35 £21.25 £90 £52.50 £30
Discount Level 4 £15 N/A N/A £50 N/A N/A
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.

Falmer

Environmental discounts are applied to the cost of resident permits

Band types 1st permit 2nd permit
12 months 6 months 3 months 12 months 6 months 3 months
Petrol or diesel £37.50 £22.50 £15 £56.25 £32.25 £20.25
LPG or compressed gas £28.13 £16.88 £11.25 £46.88 £26.63 £16.50
Electric vehicle £18.75 £11.25 £7.50 £37.50 £21 £12.75


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.

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:

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.

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.