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.

Apply, renew or pay for a resident permit

When renewing a resident permit, there are two stages to this process. First you have to renew the permit. This will give you a webcode. You will need this webcode to pay for a resident permit renewal.

ZonesApply for a resident permitRenew a resident permitPay for a resident permit renewalWhat type of permit will I receive?
A or S Apply for a resident permit Renew a resident permit Pay for a resident permit renewal

A digital permit. A notification email will be sent when the permit is active. There is nothing to display in the vehicle when using digital permits

E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N and OApply for a resident permitRenew a resident permit Pay for a resident permit renewal A paper permit. A permit will be posted when an application has been reviewed and authorised.

Resident permit costs

Residents parking zone

Annual charge

Six month charge

Low emission vehicles annual charge

Low emission vehicles 6 months charge

Operational times

F,G,H,K,L,O

First Permit £46  Additional Permit £92

First Permit £25  Additional Permit £50

First Permit £34  Additional Permit £68

First Permit £19  Additional Permit £38

09:00 - 17:00

J,M,S

First Permit £46  Additional Permit £92

First Permit £25  Additional Permit £50

First Permit £34  Additional Permit £68

First Permit £19  Additional Permit £38

09.00 - 21.00

H2, N (part day)

First Permit £39  Additional Permit £78

First Permit £21  Additional Permit £42

First Permit £29  Additional Permit £58

First Permit £16  Additional Permit £32

10:00 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 15:00

A (part day)

First Permit £39  Additional Permit £78First Permit £21  Additional Permit £42First Permit £29  Additional Permit £58First Permit £16  Additional Permit £3209:00 - 10:00 & 13:00 - 14:00

City Centre E

First Permit £168  Additional Permit £210

First Permit £90  Additional Permit £112

First Permit £126  Additional Permit £157

First Permit £67  Additional Permit £83

09:00 - 17:30

What is a resident parking scheme?

Resident Parking Schemes are designed to:

  • manage on-street parking
  • improve safety and access
  • raise the commercial viability of town and city centres
  • protect the amenities of residents in the adjacent areas
  • encourage motorists to review their journeys and consider alternative modes of travel

The demand for parking spaces exceeds supply in some zones. Resident permits are an effective way of helping manage parking in these areas.

Controlled Parking Zones

There are 13 Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ's) in Chichester.

Customers living in CPZs can purchase permits to park in a zone. 

The Controlled Parking Zones in Chichester are zones A, E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N, O and S. To find out what zone your property see Resident permits - what zone am I in? .

For information relating to Controlled Parking Zones, please see the West Sussex County Council - Controlled parking zones  website.

Who can buy a resident permit?

In order to buy a resident permit:

  • you must live at a property within a zone 
  • the property must be your main place of residency 
  • you must be a full time resident of the address requested 
  • your vehicle must be registered to the named address

Not every property which is within a Controlled Parking Zone is eligible for parking permits.

For example, Multiple Occupancy Developments or properties which have been redeveloped do not qualify for resident parking permits.

Supporting information

What evidence will I need to provide for a permit?

We require the following evidence:

  • Proof of residency. This can be council tax, domestic/utilities bills, tenancy agreements or bank statement (dated within the last 3 months). These must show your name and address.
  • (If you have a blue badge) a copy of both sides of your blue badge.
  • (if you are a student) a copy of student card.
  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle - V5 Log book. Your vehicle must be registered to the named address.

Company car requirements

If your vehicle is owned by your employer and the V5 is in the name of the company, we will also require:

  • A letter on headed paper from the company manager (not the applicant) stating that the vehicle is allocated to you for your exclusive use as an employee.

Hire car requirements

If your vehicle is owned by a leasing/hiring company, we will also require:

  • The lease/hire agreement is required in place of the V5.

Without the correct evidence we may not be able to authorise a permit and reserve the right to refuse an application.

Student requirements

If you are a student, we will also require:

  • A tenancy agreement (of at least 6 months) relating to a property within the zone.
  • A valid student card.

Some students may no be able to provide the necessary evidence to support an application for a students permit. Alternaively, residents visitor permits may be available to purchase.

How to use a resident permit

All permit holders agree to the terms and conditions when purchasing a permit. These contain important information about the permit and how to use it.

  • A resident permit can be used in any vacant on-street resident / permit holder parking bay or shared use parking bay within a particular zone. A permit does not guarantee a space and parking may not be found in the same road as a resident's property.
  • Controlled Parking Zones are indicated through signage and sometimes road markings too so we always advise to check these prior to parking.
  • Only one vehicle can use a permit at one time. The vehicle which is parking should always be active on the permit. Up to 3 registrations can be logged against a permit providing the correct vehicle documentation can be supplied for each vehicle.
  • Paper permits must be displayed clearly in the vehicle. There is nothing to display with a digital permit because all the information is held against the vehicle registration.
  • Residents can also buy resident visitor permits for their visitors. To find out more about RVPs please visit our Resident Visitor Permit page.
  • If a resident permit is no longer required, Parking Services should be informed immediately.
  • Customers in zones A and S can use MiPermit's digital system to manage permits.
Low emission vehicle discount for resident permit holders

Applicants with low emission vehicles are entitled to a discount on resident permits.

  • Proof of the low emissions needs to be supplied when appling for a resident permit.
  • We also require copies of the front and second page of the V5 document.
Resident permits for blue badge holders

If you own a blue badge, you are able to obtain a first resident permit free of charge.

We require the following evidence:

  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle.
  • Proof of residency.
  • Copies of both sides of the valid blue badge.
Change of registration / Additional vehicle registrations / Lost permits

Where a permit change is required, you will need to provide evidence to support your application.

Zone A and S changes

To apply to have a vehicle registration changed on a permit for zones A or S, please visit  MiPermit online and click on Permit Vehicle Registration Changes.

Zone E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N and O changes

To apply to have a vehicle registration changed or advise us you have lost your permit for Zones E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N & O, please apply:

  • There is an administrative charge for making changes to permits.
  • When your permit change request has been approved you will receive an email notification.
  • The Permit Holder must allow at least 3 working days for these requests to be processed and also consider council opening hours, Bank and Public holidays.
Resident permit refunds

Zone A and S refunds

To request a refund for zones A and S please contact  MiPermit online  or call them on 0345 520 7007.

Zone E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N and O refunds

To request a refund for zones E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N and O, the permit must be returned to Parking Services. Refunds can only be issued for the remaining full months of the Permit and at a minimum of £10.00. 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.