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Healthcare permits

West Sussex County Council is the authority responsible for on-street parking provision. Parking Services at Chichester District Council process and issue permits on their behalf.

Healthcare permits are available to people or companies within the Chichester District working within the healthcare services and who need to visit patients in their homes within the Controlled Parking Zone. The permits give recognition to permitted vehicles being used in connection with domiciliary visits from medical/care personnel to residents in Residents Parking Schemes (RPS).

Apply for or renew a healthcare permit

We are no longer selling or renewing permits at East Pallant House. If you visit the council offices, you will be asked to apply online. Some customers may not have access to online services. If you do not have access, we will provide paper applications and help. Customers can contact our Customer Services Team on 01243 534500 for advice.

Please visit Digital Controlled Parking Zones for further information.

ZonesApply for or renew a healthcare permitWhat type of permit will I receive?
All zonesApply for or renew a healthcare permit (opens new window)A digital permit. A notification email will be sent when the permit is active, only then can you use your digital permit. There is nothing to display in the vehicle when using digital permits within Chichester District. A paper permit will be posted when an application has been reviewed and authorised, this is for use outside of the Chichester District in the rest of West Sussex.

Healthcare permit costs

  • £25.00 per year;
  • or £14.00 for 6 months.

Supporting information

What evidence will I need to provide?

An applicant will be required to provide a statement of need. This statement must highlight the frequency the holder visits the area within the Resident's Parking Scheme (RPS). It must be dated within 3 months of the application and state the applicants name. We can accept evidence in PDF format, or a clear photograph of the documents can be uploaded.

In addition to the statement of need, we require written confirmation from a senior member of the organisation through which this statement should include:

  • How often staff visit locations in the Chichester District?
  • Do staff carry out their work elsewhere within the county?
  • How many days does each member of staff work per week?
  • Do your staff visit/report to a main premises on a daily basis?
  • How many staff you have in your department

Please remember that without the information above we may not be able to process your application. The council reserve the right to refuse an application.

Using a Healthcare permit

Please ensure you read and agree to the healthcare permit terms and conditions.

Healthcare permits are only valid when a vehicle is parked in:

  • Shared use parking bays
  • Permit holder parking bays

The permits entitles the user to park for a maximum of 2 hours from the time of arrival at the parking space. They do not allow the holder to park on yellow line restrictions or in bays which are designated for vehicles of a particular class (i.e. disabled bays, loading bays etc.)

When parking in the Chichester District, the digital permit will be considered as the valid permit. Civil Enforcement Officers will verify this on their handheld computers.

A paper permit may be issued to Healthcare Permit holders to be displayed clearly in the vehicle outside of the Chichester District in the rest of West Sussex. Permit holders should read the conditions on the reverse of the permit prior to parking.

A paper permit issued by Chichester District Council is not considered valid in the Chichester District.

All paper permits are sent second class and this should be taken into account when applying for a permit. Permits are valid from the first of each month for a period of one year. Applicants should not park in a resident's bay until the permit or an alternative exemption is displayed.

An administration charge will apply for any replacement paper permits.

Change of details

As customers are moving over to digital on-street permits, any changes to a paper permit will require a refund. This refund application will be for any whole months left remaining. A new application must be made through MiPermit online (opens new window).

Healthcare permit refunds

Digital permit holders

To request a refund for all digital permits please contact  or call them on 0345 520 7007.

Paper permit holders

To request a refund, the permit must be returned to Parking Services. Refunds can only be issued for the remaining full months of the Permit. This will be payable by BACS Transfer to the original payment card and a refund form must be filled out. If the refund needs to be transferred to a different card please fill in this section on the refund form:

Refund form 2022 (Word doc) [36KB]