Guidance on parking: helping our emergency services and others during the coronavirus outbreak

Situation will be kept under review and further operational changes may be necessary


Release date: 24 March 2020

West Sussex County Council is working with borough and district councils to try to help residents wherever possible during the coronavirus outbreak - including over parking restrictions.

  • For residents who need to park on-street during self-isolation, a dispensation notice is now available for £10 per vehicle and is valid for 12 weeks. It is valid in any on-street bay, including pay and display bays and limited waiting bays, but not on yellow lines, taxi ranks, loading bays or disabled bays. The dispensation notice covers Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) and non-CPZ areas but not off-street car parks. To get a dispensation notice, please contact your local District/Borough Council Parking Service. The details are as follows: 

Adur and Worthing Councils

Phone: 0345 680 0189
Email: or

Arun District Council

Phone: 01903 737655

Chichester District Council

Phone: 01243 534500

Crawley Borough Council

Phone: 01293 438696

Horsham District Council

Phone: 01403 215058

Mid Sussex District Council

Phone: 01444 477212 (option 2)

  • The same on-street dispensation notice will be available to NHS staff (on production of ID) but at no cost. It is also valid for 12 weeks.
  • On-street parking enforcement will continue albeit with a strict focus on safety and ensuring the free movement of traffic, especially for the emergency services, carers and deliveries. People are strongly advised not to park on yellow lines, loading bays and clearways. Civil Parking Enforcement officers have a key highway safety role in this - their duty is to enforce yellow lines/loading bays etc so that particular vehicles can still travel freely on the network and not have to contend with dangerously parked vehicles.

The situation will be kept under review and further operational changes may be necessary.

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