Car Parking in the District

Responsibility for parking services in the district is shared by Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council. At the bottom of this page you will find a downloadable summary of operating hours and tariffs for all the car parks managed by Lewes District Council.

You can find more information on East Sussex County Council managed parking on their parking pages.

Cashless Parking in Lewes District

Motorists no longer have to hunt for change as cashless parking is offered as an alternative to pay and display parking with coins.  With phone parking there is no  need to display a ticket as the Civic Enforcement Officers check which vehicles have paid using internet connected handhelds.

This service is provided by RingGo in the form of a quick, easy to use mobile phone app, enabling motorists to pay for parking by credit or debit card, rather than with cash at a machine.  The app works with a wide range of smartphones, but motorists are able to call a standard rate telephone number to pay for their parking.

First time users will be asked for information about the vehicle, the four or five digit location code (shown on the sign) and details of the payment card.  Once registered, RingGo recognises the mobile phone and retrieves the information given, reducing time considerably.

As well as being convenient, paying with RingGo reduces the risk of receiving a penalty charge notice.  Motorists are able to top up their parking if they are running late or simply need a bit longer in town.  The optional text reminders can also help.  Motorists are able to choose (at an additional charge) whether to receive alerts 10 minutes before the paid for parking time is due to expire.

Parking machines will continue to accept coins but cashless parking will give motorists more choice on how to pay for parking.

How do I register with RingGo?

You can pre-register with RingGo either by using the RingGo smartphone apps (downloadable free of charge either through your handset or from the relevant store) or on the internet at

If you pre-register for the service you will be asked to provide:

  • The number plate, colour and make of your vehicle
  • Your payment card details

Alternatively, you can register at the same time you want to park, either by using the RingGo apps or by calling RingGo number which is 020 3046 0060.

Paying to park with RingGo - Information

Once registered, RingGo recognises your mobile phone number and retrieves information you have given previously.  This means that when you pay you only have to provide:

  • The location code where you are parked.  Each area offering RingGo has its own four or five digit location number.  Local signs provide this information
  • The length of time you want to park
  • Your payment card 3 digit security code

If you wold like to see a video of how to register and pay with RingGo, please go to  and select the RingGo video.

The Lewes Parking Shop

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
The Lewes Parking Shop

Opening hours:
Monday–Thursday, 8am-5pm,
Friday, 8am-4pm
Saturday, 9am–1pm.

The Parking Shop
Wellers Yard
Brooks Road

The Parking Shop has moved to the above address and has better access for all and parking for customers visiting the shop. Vehicle access is via Brooks Road.


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 vehicles are catered for at one site only, The Buckle HGV Park, 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 Parking

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.