Chelmsford City Council

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Some of our car parks have the option to pay by phone. From Monday 28 May, you will need to use the MiPermit details if you want to park and pay by phone.

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.

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Fairfield Road

Location of entrance
Coval Lane
Length of stay
Long stay

There are 307 spaces in the car park in total, with 88 Pay and Display spaces and 219 season ticket spaces. After 5pm, all spaces are Pay and Display, until 5:30am the following day.

Number of spaces
Disabled spaces
Motorcycle parking
Number of motorcycle spaces
2 Moto Parking spaces (‘Touring’)
Location of motorcycle spaces
The near left-hand side of the car park
Fees for motorcycles
Normal rate
Machine type
Pay & Display
Payment type
  • Credit/debit card
  • Contactless
  • Coins
  • Pay by phone
When to make payment
You must pay when you arrive at the car park and before you leave your vehicle (this includes paying by phone)
PayByPhone phone number (until Monday 28 May)
0330 400 7275
PayByPhone location number (until Monday 28 May)
85306 (Short stay), 85316 (Long stay)
PayByPhone charges (until Monday 28 May)

20p charge for using PayByPhone

10p for a text message receipt, which you can switch off in the app

10p for a text message reminder, which you can switch off in the app

MiPermit phone number (from Monday 28 May)
Call: 0345 520 7007. Text: 61600
MiPermit location number (from Monday 28 May)
MiPermit charges (from Monday 28 May)
10p charge to pay using MiPermit on line or with the app. 
10p for a text reminder, which you can switch off in the app.
Height restriction
Opening times
All hours
Bank holiday opening times
All hours
Special opening times

Charging period
5:30am to 11:59pm (Monday to Friday), 7am to 11:59pm (Saturday), 10am to 11:59pm (Sunday)
Season Ticket available
  • Up to 30 minutes (Monday to Friday, 5:30am to 11:59pm): 40p
  • Up to one hour (Monday to Friday, 5:30am to 11:59pm): £1.20
  • One day (Monday to Friday, 5:30am to 11:59pm): £7.50
  • Two days (Monday to Friday, 5:30am to 11:59pm): £15
  • All day (Saturday, 7am to 11:59pm): £2
  • All day (Sunday, 10am to 11:59pm): £2
  • Evenings (Monday to Sunday, 5pm to 11:59pm): £1
  • Overnight (Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 5:29am): £2.50
  • Overnight (Friday, 5pm to 6:59am): £2.50
  • Overnight (Saturday, 5pm to 9:59am): £2.50
You can't reserve a space in this car park.
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If you are locked in one of our car parks after it closes, you can call 01245 606299. You will need to pay a £50 release fee.

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, Meadows Surface and Townfield Street.

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