West Sussex Council - Parking Restrictions During COVID-19

Guidance and advice on parking: helping our emergency services and others during the coronavirus outbreak

West Sussex County Council is working with borough and district councils to try to help residents wherever possible during the coronavirus outbreak - including over parking restrictions.

  • For residents who need to park on-street during self-isolation, a dispensation notice is now available for £10 per vehicle and is valid for 12 weeks. It is valid in any on-street bay, including pay and display bays and limited waiting bays, but not on yellow lines, taxi ranks, loading bays or disabled bays. The dispensation notice covers Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) and non-CPZ areas but not off-street car parks. To get a dispensation notice, please contact your local District/Borough Council Parking Service. The details are as follows: 

    Mid Sussex District Council 01444 477212 (option 2) e-mail parkingpermits@midsussex.gov.uk

  • The same on-street dispensation notice will be available to NHS staff (on production of ID) but at no cost. It is also valid for 12 weeks.
  • On-street parking enforcement will continue albeit with a strict focus on safety and ensuring the free movement of traffic, especially for the emergency services, carers and deliveries. People are strongly advised not to park on yellow lines, loading bays and clearways. Civil Parking Enforcement officers have a key highway safety role in this - their duty is to enforce yellow lines/loading bays etc so that particular vehicles can still travel freely on the network and not have to contend with dangerously parked vehicles.

The situation will be kept under review and further operational changes may be necessary.

A non-Controlled Parking Zone area includes any area in West Sussex where there are on-street time limited (enforceable) parking bays – ie Littlehampton, Shoreham, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Midhurst, Petworth, Rustington, Hurstpierpoint, Steyning etc. Permits are not normally valid in these areas.

On 25th March the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced parking at Hospitals would be free for all NHS workers and Social Care staff as they work hard to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.