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Student 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.

A resident permit can be applied for by students who live within a Controlled Parking Zone who own a vehicle. Permits are available to students whose tenancy agreements exceed 6 months for a residence within the Controlled Parking Zone.

In order for students 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
  • you must be a student

Apply for or renew a resident permit

We are no longer selling or renewing permits at East Pallant House and any visit to the council offices will be redirected to our online services. 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 resident permitWhat type of permit will I receive?
A, E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N, O or SApply for or renew a resident 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

Resident permit costs

Residents parking zoneAnnual chargeSix month chargeLow emission vehicles Annual Charge Low emission vehicles 6 Months Charge Operational times
F,G,H,K,L,OFirst Permit £58  Additional Permit £116First Permit £31  Additional Permit £61First Permit £44  Additional Permit £87First Permit £24  Additional Permit £4609:00 - 17:00
J,M,SFirst Permit £58  Additional Permit £116First Permit £31  Additional Permit £61First Permit £44  Additional Permit £87First Permit £24  Additional Permit £4609.00 - 21.00
H2 and N (part day)First Permit £49  Additional Permit £98First Permit £26  Additional Permit £52First Permit £37  Additional Permit £74First Permit £20  Additional Permit £3910:00 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 15:00
A (part day)First Permit £49  Additional Permit £98First Permit £26  Additional Permit £52First Permit £37  Additional Permit £74First Permit £20  Additional Permit £3909:00 - 10:00 & 13:00 - 14:00
City Centre EFirst Permit £209  Additional Permit £260First Permit £110  Additional Permit £137First Permit £157  Additional Permit £195First Permit £83  Additional Permit £10309:00 - 17:30

 

Supporting information

Registering for a MiPermit account

To register for a MiPermit account and apply for a resident permit, you will need:

  • your council tax account number; and,
  • the supporting evidence outlined below. 

Please visit our Digital Controlled Parking Zones page for ways to create and access a MiPermit account.

What evidence will I need to apply for a permit?

We can accept evidence in PDF format, or a clear photograph of the documents can be uploaded.

In order that your application can be considered, please provide the following evidence:

  • Copy of Student Card
  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle - V5 Log book (this may not have the property address but in these circumstance this is acceptable)
  • Proof of Residency -i.e. utility bill (within the last three months, and showing your address) Tenancy Agreement

For students who are not able to provide the necessary evidence to support an application for a Resident Permit, Resident Visitor Permits may be available to purchase. To purchase these, please provide:

  • Proof of Residency -i.e. utility bill (within the last three months, and showing your address) Tenancy Agreement

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.

How to use a resident permit

  • 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.
  • Student can also buy resident visitor permits for their visitors. To find out more about resident visitor permits please visit our Resident Visitor Permit page.
  • If a resident permit is no longer required, Parking Services should be informed immediately.
  • Customers in all zones can use MiPermit's digital system to manage permits.

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.

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 applying for a resident permit.
  • We also require copies of the front and second page of the V5 document.

Change of registration (additional vehicle registrations)

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

Digital permit holders

To apply to have a vehicle registration changed on an existing digital permit, please visit MiPermit online (opens new window) and click on Permit Vehicle Registration Changes.

Paper permit holders

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.

Note that any change requests made will need to be approved by the Parking Services team, please take into account:

  • 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.

Whilst your permit is being updated, you will need to find alternative parking. Or use Resident Visitor Permits to cover your stay (excluding Zone E).

Resident permit refunds

Digital permit holders

To request a refund for all digital permits please contact MiPermit online (opens new window) or call them on 0345 520 7007.

Paper permit holders

To request a refund for a paper permit, 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.

Refund form 2022 (Word doc) [36KB]