Sussex Estates and Facilities

Parking enforcement

To appeal a Parking Charge Notice, please follow the instructions on the ticket itself.

The Transport Office cannot cancel PCNs.

If you have any questions about parking enforcement on campus, please contact the Transport Office at

Drivers must obey the University traffic and parking regulations for motor vehicles.

Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF) and the University of Sussex work in partnership with First Parking, who are an approved parking operator and a registered member of the British Parking Authority, and authorised to impose Parking Charge Notices (PCNs). First Parking are able to obtain details of car ownership from the DVLA.

Drivers should ensure they always park in a designated bay, and display a valid permit and/or scratch card. Drivers who park on double yellow lines, in a disabled bay without the appropriate badge or on hatched areas will receive an immediate fine, as they are blocking the way for emergency vehicles and potentially causing serious issues for disabled drivers.

Any motorbikes that are not in a designated motorcycle parking bay will receive a fine.

Parking Charge Notices

Enforcement officers are authorised to issue a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) for £60. A discounted rate of £30 is offered if the PCN is paid within 14 days.

To pay a fine, call the First Parking payment line on 0200 333 1995.

Send any enquiries and/or appeals to First Parking LLP, Office 7, 35-37 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7JN or via their website

If the PCN is not paid within 28 days of the issue of the notice, First Parking may request details of the registered keeper of the vehicle from the DVLA. First Parking will take action to recover the full amount, including any further costs that may be incurred. 

Parking in the local area

Do not park in Falmer village, Coldean, or Stanmer Park (where the car parks are for park users only). These areas are subject to parking enforcement by the local authority, and are not for members of the campus community.