Business permits - Rye

Covid-19 and parking permits

Covid-19. There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak. See the: Temporary changes to parking, webpage for more information.

You can now apply for disabled parking bays and access protection markings online. For more details see: Apply for an access protection marking and also see: Apply for disabled parking bay.

We are aware of some problems using NSL Apply when using Internet Explorer (IE) to apply or pay for permits. Microsoft are discontinuing IE next year and are no longer supporting it. We recommend using a different browser. If you need any help with a permit application, please contact the: customer service team.

Am I entitled to a business permit?

You can buy up to two business permits, allowing you to park in all zones in the controlled parking zone if:

  • your business address is within the controlled parking zone and
  • your vehicle is essential for the running of the organisation and insured for business use.

Find out which documents we will accept - business permit proof of eligibility. <-- to link

Permits are virtual, linked to the vehicle registration number, and cannot be transferred.

You should only use business permits for business use, such as making deliveries or site visits. They should not be used for personal use or long term parking. The use of business permits will be regularly monitored to make sure parking reflects compliance with these terms.

Where can I park?

As a business permit holder you can park in shared use and permit holder only bays in zone A.

Download a map of Rye parking zones A and B [281.1 KB] [pdf].

Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Charges for business permits

The tables below show permit charges and environmental discount levels.

The level of discount will depend on the CO² emissions of your vehicle. These can be found on:

  • your vehicle registration certificate or
  • insurance schedule.

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Band types Permit

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Band types

Vehicle registered on or after 1 March 2001

CO² value

Vehicles registered before 1 March 2001

Cylinder capacity

Electric and LPG (liquid petroleum gas) vehicles qualify for Discount Level 4.

To qualify for an environmental discount you must show proof of the CO² value or cylinder capacity of the vehicle.

Without proof you will be charged the standard rate and will not be able to cancel the permit and reapply at a different rate unless your engine has been modified and you have the certificate to show these changes.

Payment can be made online when your application is approved. Or once you have received confirmation that your application has been approved you can pay at one of these libraries:

There is a £5 administration fee for processing refunds, which will be deducted from the refund amount. We can only refund the remaining full months.

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