Resident permits - Rye


There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak. See Temporary changes to parking for more information.

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Apply for or renew a resident permit online

Am I entitled to a resident permit?

Residents are entitled to one resident parking permit per property, 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.

Due to limited amount of kerb space in Rye only 50 resident permits will be available. Owners of a second home or holiday home within a permit zone are not eligible for a resident permit.

Where can I park?

Download a map of Rye parking zones A and B.

You can park in shared use, permit holder and resident 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.

Charges for resident permits

The table below shows the permit charges.

1st permit

2nd permit

12 months

6 months

3 months

12 months

6 months

3 months







Once you have received confirmation that your permit has been approved you can pay online or in person 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 Rye?

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.