Issue 25 September 2022


On-street parking permits go digital

MiPermit logoOn-street paper parking permits are being replaced with digital alternatives from this month in East Grinstead.

Digital parking permits are already used in car parks across Mid Sussex, but from 6 September 2022 they will also be used for Controlled Parking Zones in East Grinstead.

With digital permits there is no need to display anything in the vehicle window - drivers simply purchase the permit online and receive an email notification once it is active.

There are no Controlled Parking Zones in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, or any other parts of Mid Sussex, so on-street residential or business parking permits are not required there.

Traditional paper permits will remain valid until they expire, at which point motorists will move over to the new digital system if they choose to renew. Resident, visitor, and business permits are available for purchase at  

The move away from paper and plastic permits is designed to benefit the environment, remove the time it takes to post a physical permit and reduce the risk of loss or theft. Once registered online with MiPermit, drivers will be able to upload documents, including proof of residence and vehicle registration, check the status of their permit, update vehicle details and purchase or manage visitor permits. Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to confirm if a vehicle has a valid digital permit via the vehicle registration number.

Residents without online access will be able to request a paper application from our Parking Services Team by calling 01444 477212 (option 2) or by emailing

Those with unused paper visitor permits will still be able to use them after 6 September.

Healthcare permits valid across West Sussex Controlled Parking Zones will still be issued by paper until the rest of the county has transferred to digital permits. This is expected to be within the next eight months.

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