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NHS parking:

  • Free parking is available for critical workers in the NHS, and critical health and social workers whilst at work - please contact your employer for further details.

Parking permits, waiting lists and parking signs

Adur:

Worthing:

Other type of parking permits:

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Adur - Residents' parking permits

Definition: A residents' parking permit is for someone who lives in a controlled parking zone.

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): £100 per year

Please contact the Parking Shop for details.

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Adur - Visitors' parking permits

Definition: Visitor parking permits are for people visiting someone who lives in a parking restricted zone.

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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Adur - Non-residents' parking permits

Definition: Non-resident parking permits are for people who work in a restricted or controlled parking zone (CPZ), but do not live in that zone, and are issued for a specified road only within the CPZ, not the entire zone.

There are no areas in Adur where non-residents parking permits are required.

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Worthing - Residents' parking permits

Definition: A residents' parking permit is for someone who lives in a controlled parking zone.

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 using the zone map or plan below:

A permit may be available to residents whose main residence is within the CPZ (a main residence does not include a bed or makeshift bedroom in the back of an office or shop) and who meet the following conditions:

  • Council Tax is paid for the property
  • the name and address of the resident is highlighted on a recent utilities bill and car insurance certificate (unless company name or the name of a lease or hire company)
  • if their vehicle is a passenger vehicle (car), a car derived van or a goods vehicle with a taxation class of PLG

New Developments:

Residents living in new developments that are located in private roads may be exempted from the parking permit scheme.

This means that they will not be able to apply for either resident permits or visitor vouchers to park on the surrounding roads outside their home and must make their own arrangements. In some cases, non-resident permits may be available subject to there being spare capacity.

The sale of permits to residents in any new development may be limited depending on the space available in nearby roads.

If you are unsure if your property is exempt from the scheme, contact our Parking Services Team on 0345 680 0189 (option 2) or report.onparking@nslservices.co.uk

See also:

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

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Worthing - Visitors' parking permits

Definition: Visitor parking permits are for people visiting someone who lives in a parking restricted zone.

Visitors' parking permits can only be purchased by existing residents. Visitor permits are bought in books of ten, costing £4.50 for a book (45p 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 only when parked in a bay where the restrictions are 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm
    • When parking in a bay where the restrictions are 9am to 6pm then 1 permit is required every 2 hours

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 using the zone map or plan below:

How to buy visitor permits:

To purchase a book of visitor permits, the resident should visit the Parking Shop with proof of residency in the form of a recent utility bill showing your address dated within the last 3 months or a bank statement dated within the last 3 months.

See also:

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Worthing - Non-residents' parking permits

Definition: Non-resident parking permits are for people who work in a restricted or controlled parking zone (CPZ), but do not live in that zone, and are issued for a specified road only within the CPZ, not the entire zone.

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:

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Worthing parking permit prices

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

Prices correct as at 1st June 2020

Zones A to C - Residents
Permit typeZones A to C:
12 months
Zones A to C:
6 months
1st resident permit £44.00 £24.00
1st resident permit - Low Emission* £33.00 £18.00
Subsequent resident permit £88.00 £48.00
Subsequent resident permit - Low Emission* £66.00 £36.00
2 hour resident's visitor's permit These prices apply all year:
- £4.50 for a book of 10
- £0.45 per 2 hours
Resident's visitor's permit These prices apply all year:
- £2.00 per day
- £12.00 per week
Zones A to C - Business non-resident
Permit typeZones A to C:
12 months
Zones A to C:
6 months
Non-resident permit £275.00 £145.00
Non-resident permit - Low Emission* £206.00 £108.00
Non-resident permit - Charity £137.50 not available
Non-resident permit - Charity - Low Emission* £103.00 not available
Zones A to C - Business
Permit typeZones A to C:
12 months
Zones A to C:
6 months
Hotel guest permits These prices apply all year:
- £8.00 all day (9am to 6pm)
- £5 half day (Midday to 6pm)
Carer's permit £22.00 £12.00
Countywide permit £25.00 £14.00
Healthcare permit £25.00 £14.00
Trader's permit £213.00 £112.00
Doctor's permit £213.00 £112.00
Zones D to N - Residents
Permit typeZones D to N:
12 months
Zones D to N:
6 months
1st resident permit £22.00 £12.00
1st resident permit - Low Emission* £16.00 £9.00
Subsequent resident permit £44.00 £24.00
Subsequent resident permit - Low Emission* £33.00 £18.00
2 hour resident's visitor's permit These prices apply all year:
- £4.50 for a book of 10
- £0.45 per 2 hours
Zones D to N - Business non-resident
Permit typeZones D to N:
12 months
Zones D to N:
6 months
Non-resident permit £165.00 £87.00
Non-resident permit - Low Emission* £123.00 £65.00
Non-resident Charity £82.50 not available
Non-resident Charity - Low Emission* £61.00 not available
Zones D to N - Business
Permit typeZones D to N:
12 months
Zones D to N:
6 months
Hotel guest permits not available not available 
Carer's permit £22.00 £12.00
Countywide permit £25.00 £14.00
Healthcare permit £25.00 £14.00
Trader's permit £117.00 £62.00
Doctor's permit £117.00 £62.00

* Low emission notes:

  • A low emission vehicle that qualifies for a discounted permit would be classified as Category 1 - Cars with CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all
  • Low Emission vehicles are those that have been approved for the government's low emission vehicles plug-in grant
  • For a list of all eligible vehicles please see low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant on the GOV.UK website
  • The low emission permit rate will only apply to new application made on or after the 1st June 2020.

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Apply for, or renew, a permit in Worthing

To apply for a parking permit, please visit the parking shop at:

  • Parking Shop (NSL),
    Adur & Worthing Councils,
    52 Chapel Road,
    Worthing,
    West Sussex,
    BN11 1BE

You will need to provide copies of the following documents:

for a resident's permit:

  • we require proof of residency in the form of a recent utility bill showing your address dated within the last 3 months or a bank statement dated within the last 3 months, unfortunately drivers licence and certificates of insurance are not accepted

also:

  • 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)

For a non-resident permit:

  • we require your vehicle's V5 log book

For lost or damaged permits:

  • There is a £10 administration charge to replace permits that have been lost or damaged

Please note:

New Developments:

Residents living in new developments that are located in private roads may be exempted from the parking permit scheme.

This means that they will not be able to apply for either resident permits or visitor vouchers to park on the surrounding roads outside their home and must make their own arrangements. In some cases, non-resident permits may be available subject to there being spare capacity.

The sale of permits to residents in any new development may be limited depending on the space available in nearby roads.

If you are unsure

if your property is exempt from the scheme, contact our Parking Services Team on 0345 680 0189 (option 2) or report.onparking@nslservices.co.uk

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What do the permit zone signs look like?

Type of sign description of restriction(s)Example sign

Disabled badge holders only:

Parking is restricted to valid Blue Badge holders.

As there are no times shown on the sign this restriction applies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Permit sign - disabled badge holders only

Permit holders only during the hours shown on sign - single time period:

Parking is restricted to permit holders only during the hours of 9am to 6pm Mon to Sat.

The letter on the sign indicates which Zone you are parked in. Only vehicles clearly displaying a valid permit for that zone may park there, during the hours of control.

In this example photo it is in Zone A (there is a capital letter A in a black square).

Times may vary on signs and may not be the same as shown on this photo.

Permit sign - Permit holders only during the hours shown on sign - single time period (eg in Zone A)

Permit holders only during the hours shown on sign - two time periods:

Parking is restricted to Permit holders only during the hours of 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm Mon to Sat.

The letter on the sign indicates which Zone you are parked in. Only vehicles clearly displaying a valid permit for that zone may park there, during the hours of control.

In this example photo it is in Zone F (there is a capital letter F in a black square).

Times may vary on signs and may not be the same as shown on this photo.

Permit sign - Permit holders only during the hours shown on sign - two time periods (eg in Zone F)

Parking is free, but restricted to a maximum stay of 2 hours:

Parking here is free, but restricted to a maximum stay of 2 hours, with no return to the same bay within 2 hours, during the hours of 9am to 6pm Mon to Sat.

Times may vary on signs and may not be the same as shown on this photo.

Permit sign - Parking is free, but restricted to a maximum stay of 2 hours

Permit holders only or Pay and display during the hours shown on the sign.

Parking is restricted to permit holders or to pay and display during the hours of 9am to 6pm Mon to Sat.

The letter on the sign indicates which Zone you are parked in. Only vehicles clearly displaying a valid permit for that zone , or who have purchased a valid pay and display ticket, may park there, during the hours of control.

In this example photo it is in Zone A (there is a capital letter A in a black square).

Times may vary on signs and may not be the same as shown on this photo.

 

Parking Suspension:

All parking is suspended, as the bay has been suspended for a specific use. The normal parking restrictions no longer applies for the duration of the suspension. Drivers will need to refer to the sign to see when and where the suspension is taking place.

 

Zone Entry signs

Throughout the Controlled Parking Zone there are entry signs to advise which zone you are entering. Only permits for the corresponding zone will be valid in that area.

In this example photo it is in Zone G (there is a capital letter G in a black square).

Times may vary on signs and may not be the same as shown on this photo.

 

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Waiting lists for residents' and non-residents' permits

Adur waiting lists:

  • there are no permit waiting lists in the Adur District

Worthing waiting lists:

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

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Disabled parking permits (Blue Badge)

For further details please see:

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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, eg as a mobile power source for other equipment.

Cost

Prices correct as at 1st June 2020

Pay & Display and Permit holder areas:

  • Zone A - All Day Zone:
    • £17.00 per day
    • £102.00 per week
  • Zones B and C - all roads:
    • £16.00 per day
    • £96.00 per week
  • except Zone B - Shelley Road 4 hour bays only:
    • £13.00 per day
    • £78.00 per week

Permit holder only areas:

  • Dispensation Notices - Worthing CPZ Inner Zone (Zones A to C)
    • £10.00 per day
    • £60.00 per week
  • Dispensation Notices - Worthing CPZ Outer Zone (Zones D to N)
    • £10.00 per day
    • £60.00 per week

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, eg location/duration of works/vehicle registration
  • Advance applications must be made to the Parking Shop in Worthing

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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Window Cleaner Badges

Window Cleaner badges are issued to window cleaners free of charge and are issued for legitimate window cleaning duties only.

Applications can be made by completing the relevant form below and either sending it to parking.comments@adur-worthing.gov.uk with evidence of being a window cleaner or alternatively by sending the completed application with proof to:

  • Parking Services, Portland House, 44 Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1LF

Adur:

Worthing:

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