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Permits and waiting lists

Residents' and non-residents' parking permits:

Waiting list:

Visitors' parking permits:

Other parking permits:

See also:

Adur - Residents' and non-residents' parking permits

There are two car parks with dedicated residents' parking available in Adur, both in Shoreham-by-Sea:

  • Beach Green car park (Houseboat owners only): £130 per year
  • 60 Brighton Road (A259): £180 per year

Please contact the Parking Shop for details.

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Worthing - Residents' and non-residents' parking permits

In Worthing a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) operates. This means in some areas of Worthing, a parking permit is required to park on roads within the CPZ. To find out if the CPZ operates on the road you wish to park in, please check the roadside signs which will show you which part of the CPZ (if any) the road is in. Alternatively please look for your road in this zone plan:

The CPZ signs look like this:

Worthing Inner Zone parking restriction sign

Worthing Inner Zone CPZ sign

Zones A to C

Worthing Outer Zone parking restriction sign

Worthing Outer Zone CPZ sign

Zones D to N

To find out how Residents' Parking Schemes work, please visit:

Worthing Permit prices

Once you have found which zone the road is in, you can check the current resident and non-resident permit price list:

See also:

Apply for, or renew, a permit

To apply for a permit, please visit the Parking Shop - you will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • for a resident's permit: a recent utility bill (within the last three months, and showing your address)
  • for a non-resident's permit: a letter from your employer on headed paper (dated within the last month) and your employer ID


  • your vehicle's V5 log book
  • and, if a valid Blue Badge holder, your valid Blue Badge (note: a first permit may be obtained free of charge if you do not already have access to a disabled bay)

Please note:

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Residents' and non-residents' waiting list

Current lead times for residents' and non-residents' parking permits in Worthing:

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Adur - Visitors' parking permits

Residents who have a valid season ticket for the Brighton Road residents' only car park are able to purchase books of visitor's tickets to allow their visitors to park in the Brighton Road residents' only car park.

Please contact the Parking Shop for details.

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Worthing - Visitors' parking permits

Visitors' parking permits can only be purchased by existing residents. Visitor permits are bought in books of ten, costing £3.50 for a book (35p per permit).

  • Worthing Inner Zone CPZ - Zones A to C: Each visitor permit is valid for two hours
  • Worthing Outer Zone CPZ - Zones D to N: Each visitor permit is valid for all day (as the the parking restrictions in this zone are only active for one hour in the morning, and one hour in the afternoon, making the two hours that each visitor permit is valid for)

To purchase a book of visitor permits, the resident should visit the Parking Shop with proof of residency (dated within last three months, e.g. a utility bill).

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Disabled parking permits (Blue Badge)

Please see the Disabled parking and blue badges ;page for further details.

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Business parking permits (dispensation notices)

Dispensation notices are issued to commercial vehicles and trades people such as plumbers, electricians and telephone engineers, allowing parking in free limited waiting bays (eg free parking for 1 hour, no return within 1 hour bays) and on yellow lines (not taxi ranks, disabled bays, bus stops or loading bays) at or near customer's properties.

Dispensation notices may typically be issued for legitimate works requiring the use of tools and equipment that cannot easily be removed from the vehicle or where the vehicle itself is needed in order to carry out a function e.g. as a mobile power source for other equipment.


These can be purchased at a current cost of £5 per day or £25 per 6-day week (as at 19/06/2014) and will have the name or names of roads/address being visited printed on them. They will be issued to commercial vehicles and vans but not to private vehicles, unless proof of commercial insurance for the vehicle can be provided.

Apply for a dispensation

Applications for either Adur or Worthing notices may be made in advance with a minimum of 48 hours notice as long as the issuing authority is provided with all of the necessary details, e.g. location/duration of works/vehicle registration.

Advance applications must be made to the Parking Shop in Worthing.

Dispensations for Adur can also be purchased from The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU. Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Debit or Credit Cards only.

The chief criterion in deciding whether a vehicle should be granted exemption is whether it is essential that the vehicle is left on-street (either in a parking bay or on yellow lines) close to a property in order to carry out a particular function.

The authority reserves the right to assess each application for exemption on its merits to determine whether an exemption is essential and therefore justified.

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