Lewes District Council
Tel: 01273 484999
Minicom 01273 484488
Responsibilities for parking in the district is split between us and ESCC, including maintenance and enforcement.
Car parking is available both on-street and in car parks throughout the district. Each is managed by a different authority.
The shop can assist with information about car parking, permits and penalty notices. The shop is staffed by NSL Services Ltd personnel and East Sussex County Council officers.
Tel: 0845 680 1129
Email The Lewes Parking Shop
The Parking Shop
29 High Street
Our car parks are a mixture of free, Pay and Display and pay on exit. They are regulated by a car parking order, made under the provision of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and 1991. This details the classes of vehicle permitted in each car park, maximum parking periods and charges.
Where fees apply, the charging period is from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday; although some sites are free on Saturdays. Most of these sites operate on a Pay and Display basis, meaning tickets are purchased upon arrival.
Some sites are designated for Season Ticket holders only. These are prepaid quarterly.
Sundays are free of charge at all car parks across the district.
Penalty Charge Notices may be levied in relation to non payment, failure to display ticket, exceeding paid for period and a ticket not covering the time/place where the vehicle is parked. Other offences include, obstruction, parking in a permit holder only car park and exceeding the maximum stay period.
Height restriction barriers are sited at some of the car parks to prevent unauthorised use by high sided vehicles. These are catered for at one site only, The Buckle, Seaford.
Touring coaches can park at Spring Gardens, Lewes in the indicated bays. There is no provision for touring caravans at any of our sites and overnight sleeping in any vehicle is prohibited in all of our car parks.
Disabled Blue Badge holders may park free of charge in any of our Pay and Display car parks for a limited period. A current badge must be clearly displayed and all conditions of issue must be adhered to. Most of our sites have designated Disabled Bays but any bay can be used without charge if these are all occupied or none are designated.
Our car parks have boards to advise users of tariff charges, time restrictions, excess charges and other necessary information. All car parks have a copy of the current Parking Order on display which lists the conditions and regulations applying at our sites. Some town centre car parks have Tourist Information displays with a location map to assist with directions.