Sussex Estates and Facilities

Parking charges

Annual permit to park

  Payment methodAmount (2018-19)
Full-time University staff Monthly payroll deduction £360 per year (£30 per month)
Part-time University staff Monthly payroll deduction

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

University Staff on "zero hours" contracts Contact the Transport office for information

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

Students, campus parking (eligible students only) One-off payment at York House (cash or card) upon collection of permit

£198 per year

Students, Bridge car park One-off payment at York House (cash or card) upon collection of permit

£360 per year

Daily rate


Payment methodAmount (2018-19)
Staff Scratch card (must be displayed with a valid pass to park) £25 for book of 10
Students Students are not eligible to apply for a pass to park, or use scratchcard parking.


Associate Tutors/Emeritus Scratch card (must be displayed with a valid pass to park) £25 for book of 10

Pay by Phone or Scratch card available only via school or department

£2.50 (3 hour stay)

Schools, departments and other units can order books of 25 scratch cards for authorised visitors from the Service Centre, at the cost of £62.50 per book. 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. Please ensure that you display your Blue Badge in the windscreen of your car. In the interest of security, staff and security are encouraged to register their vehicle with the Transport office.


Motorcyclists are exempt from parking charges, but must register their vehicle with the Transport office.

Casual external users

The rate for pay-by-phone is currently £2.50 for three hours.

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

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

Scratch cards are on sale for staff only at the following cafes:

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

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

Scratch cards are valid only when displayed with a free pass to park, issued by the Transport Office. Visitors should contact the relevant department or school.

In regards to students with previously purchased scratchcards, refunds will be made when returning full books of 10 scratchcards to York House, up until 31 October 2018. After this time, refunds will not be given for student scratchcards. Unfortunately, part used books of scratchcards cannot be refunded.

Queries and comments

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