Sussex Estates and Facilities

Parking charges

Annual permit to park

  Payment methodAmount
Full-time staff Monthly payroll deduction £360 per year (£30 per month)
Part-time staff Monthly payroll deduction

Pro rata according to contracted hours
(e.g. if 0.5FTE, the charge would be £15 a month)

Staff on "zero hours" contracts At York House

£36 per year
(i.e. treated as a notional 0.1FTE)

Students At York House

£66 per term or £198 per year

Daily rate


Payment methodAmount
Staff Scratch card (Must be displayed with a valid permit) £2.50
Students Scratch card (Must be displayed with a valid permit)


Associates Scratch card (Must be displayed with a valid permit) £2.50
Visitors Scratch card (via school or department) £2.50 (£62.50 for book of 25)

Pay-by-phone is now available in car parks 2 (Innovation Centre), 4 (Sussex House), and 5 (Sports Centre).

Schools, departments and other units can order books of 25 scratch cards for authorized visitors from the Service Centre. Please supply a purchase order number when ordering. Note that these scratch cards are not available to individual car drivers for personal use.

Disabled permit holders

Disabled permit holders are exempt from parking charges.


Motorcyclists are exempt from parking charges.

Casual external users

The rate is currently £2.50 for two hours.

When parking charges apply

Parking charges apply:

  • all year - not just during term time
  • from Monday-Friday
  • between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Parking charges do not apply on Bank Holidays.

Where to get a scratch card

Staff and students can buy scratch cards at the following cafes:

  • Doctor's Orders, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
  • Eat Central, Bramber House
  • Arts Piazza cafe (Saturdays only)

Drivers can also buy scratch cards by debit and credit card - on weekdays (10am-2pm) - from the security office in York House.

Staff and student scratchcards are valid only when displayed with a free parking pass issued by the Transport Office.

Visitors should contact the relevant department or school.

Queries and comments

If you have any queries or comments on these charges, email or telephone 01273 (87)6538.