Pay a parking ticket

East Sussex County Council manage all on-street permit and parking ticket enquiries in Lewes district and Eastbourne. East Sussex County Council officers and NSL Services Ltd personnel work in the Lewes Parking Shop and the Eastbourne Parking Information Centre. They are there to assist you with all on street parking enquiries.

Parking tickets

Parking tickets (Penalty Charge Notices) are issued for a variety of offences including the failure to display a ticket, exceeding the paid for period and a ticket not covering the time/place where the vehicle is parked. To find out more about penalty charges, how to pay on line or to challenge an East Sussex County Council issued fine visit their parking tickets web page.

To pay online or to challenge parking tickets relating to Eastbourne off-street parking ONLY (begins with the lettering EBC) select the Eastbourne Borough Council section below.

The Lewes Parking Shop manages both on-street and off-street enquiries relating to permits and parking tickets within Lewes district. To find the opening times and contact details for the Lewes Parking Shop please visit the  Parking Shop.

Pay a parking fine

The Lewes Parking Shop handles all enquiries relating to on street and off street parking fines with Lewes district.

Concessionary permits

Lewes District Council handles enquiries relating to concessionary permits at West Quay in Newhaven and Sutton Croft Lane in Seaford, please contact us if you need more information about these permits.

All other permit enquiries are managed by the Lewes Parking Shop.

In Eastbourne, on-street queries are managed by the Eastbourne Parking Information Centre. Off-street queries are managed by Eastbourne Borough Council.  Visit the Parking Information Centre website to find the opening times and contact details

Pay a parking ticket

A parking ticket issued by Eastbourne Borough Council will begin with the lettering EBC. All other parking ticket enquiries are dealt with by East Sussex County Council through the Eastbourne Parking Information Centre.

You can pay EBC-related parking tickets online or by phoning the number indicated on your parking ticket. You will need to provide information from the parking ticket such as the parking ticket number.

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To challenge a parking ticket fine

Any challenges related to an EBC parking ticket must be submitted within 14 days from the date the ticket was issued. If you think a ticket was issued incorrectly you can appeal online.

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Concessionary permits

Eastbourne Borough Council manages concessionary permits in certain sites in Eastbourne.

Pay and display parking is free to holders of the Resident Leisure Card at:   

  • Beachy Head     
  • Warren Hill
  • Butts Brow

The Resident Card must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle. To obtain a Resident's Card, please bring your council tax bill to Eastbourne Borough Council, Customer First, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW or the Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4QA. 

An Annual Downland permit (£20) is available for non-residents and is valid for any of the three locations listed above. To apply for or renew a Downland parking permit apply online.

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Seafront parking permits

Seafront permits are valid for the car park specified on the permit, you can apply online: 

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Seafront bowling clubs parking permit

Members of the seafront bowling clubs can apply for a parking permit online.

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The permit is valid from 1 April to 31 October. The fee is £20 per season (further concessions not available). Please note that the Bowling Club Permit is for seafront bowling club members only.