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Coronavirus: Parking

Last updated: 4 August 2020

Find updates on measures we're introducing to our Parking service during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Annual Parking Disc extended by 3 months

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Annual Parking Disc expiry date has been extended by 3 months.

The 2020/21 Annual Parking Disc will expire on 31 June 2021.

Parking charges apply from June 15

From Monday June 15, charges apply in all Horsham District Council car parks.

Dispensation notices to park in on-street parking permit bays

If you live in a Controlled Parking Zone, you can buy a dispensation notice that allows you to park in permit bays and shared use bays.

This dispensation notice is not valid in pay and display bays and limited waiting bays, on yellow lines, taxi ranks, loading bays or disabled bays.

A dispensation notice is £5 and is valid for 4 weeks.

Please direct any queries regarding the dispensation notice to West Sussex County Council on 0300 123 5000.

How to apply for the dispensation notice

To get the dispensation notice, please contact Horsham District Council on 01403 230721  or e-mail the parking team

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Your Full name and address
  • Vehicle registration number and make and model
  • Contact telephone number (so that we can take payment)

How do you plan to enforce safe parking if you have limited staff?

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.

Parking season ticket holders

For current season ticket holders, or those who have pre-paid for their parking, Horsham District Council will extend their parking period accordingly.

Car park pay machines and touch screens

Car park pay machines are cleaned regularly, throughout the day, including the touch screens.

A way to avoid touching the pay machines would be to set up an online account. This payment method has no contact with an individual or machine and removes the requirement to queue for payment. Details of this and how to set up can be found at