Resident visitor permits - Lewes and Falmer

These permits are for residents to give to their visitors

Apply for parking permits online

How many resident visitor permits can I buy?

  • 100 permits per year per household
  • 150 permits per year if you are housebound – you will have to provide proof, such as a letter from your doctor.

You should buy visitor permits in advance although you do not need to buy all the permits in one go and can apply for more at any time.

Even if you do not have a resident parking permit, you can still buy day permits for your visitors. They are scratch card permits, which you will need to validate to show the date of use and the vehicle registration. Full instructions are shown on the permits.

Where can my visitors park?

Download Lewes parking zones map.

Visitors can park in shared use and permit holder only bays within the correct zone for the permit. Permits are not valid in any other bay or in any off street car park.

If you live in zone HS your visitor permits are valid for one other zone in Lewes, which is shown on the map above.

The permit is valid on the date that is scratched off and up to 10am the next day. You do not need a permit on bank or public holidays.

Having a permit does not guarantee a parking space.

How much does each permit cost?

  • Standard resident visitor permit – 90p
  • If you are housebound – 40p

They can be bought individually or in books of ten.

Permits are not transferable, exchangeable or refundable.

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 by cash, cheque (payable to ‘ESCC’) or credit or debit card at one of these libraries:

If you want to collect your permits from the library in Eastbourne or Hastings instead you will need to let us know when you make your application.