Business permits - Rye


There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, see: Temporary changes to parking and the libraries reopening plan.

The parking scheme in Rother is now live. For more details see our information about permits, on street parking and Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)s.

We are aware of some problems using NSL Apply when using Internet Explorer (IE) to apply or pay for permits. Microsoft are discontinuing IE next year and are no longer supporting it. We recommend using a different browser. If you need any help with a permit application contact the customer service team.

Apply for parking permits online

Am I entitled to a business permit?

You can buy one business permit, allowing you to park in zone A 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.

Where can I park?

As a business permit holder you can park in shared use and permit holder only bays in zone A. Download a map of Rye parking zones A and B.

Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Charges for business permits

The table below shows the permit charges.

Band types Single zone
12 months 6 months 3 months
Petrol or diesel £220 £110 £55
Electric or LPG* £100 £50 £25

*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 the remaining full months.