Chelmsford City Council

Find a car park

We own and maintain several car parks in the Chelmsford area. Our car parks offer a range of short-term, long-term and mixed stay parking.

You can also:

This list only covered council-run car parks. If you are looking for details of private car parks, you can visit Parkopedia.

Car parkPostcodeDistance from stationLength of stayType
Writtle ParishCM1 3DTN/aMixedSurface
West End BusinessCM1 1QSN/aLong staySurface
West EndCM1 1QS0.2 milesShort staySurface
Waterloo Lane 3CM1 1BD0.4 milesShort staySurface
Waterloo Lane 2CM1 1BD0.4 milesShort staySurface
Waterloo Lane 1CM1 1BD0.4 milesShort staySurface
Waterhouse LaneCM1 2RL0.7 milesLong staySurface
Townfield StreetCM1 1QX0.1 milesLong stayMulti-storey
Sandon Park and RideCM2 7RUN/aShort stayPark and Ride
RiversideCM1 1PA0.6 milesMixed long/short staySurface

Getting locked in one of our car parks

If you are locked in one of our car parks after it closes, you can call 01245 606299. However, depending on staffing levels, you may not get your vehicle released immediately.

If you are able to get your vehicle released immediately, you will need to pay a £50 release fee.

Lost tickets

If you lose your ticket in a car park with a barrier, you will need to pay an £18 lost ticket fee. This applies to High Chelmer, Meadows Retail and Townfield Street.


You have the option to use the MiPermit app to pay for parking. You can watch our video on How to use MiPermit.

Blue Badge holders

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can park in a car park disabled bay. You can park for free for the first three hours unless otherwise stated on the car park sign. You should clearly display a valid disabled person’s badge and time clock, or we will issue a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice).

After three hours, you will need to move your vehicle (or pay normal prices), or we will issue a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice).

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Last updated: 24 February 2022

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