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.

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High Chelmer

Location of entrance
Length of stay
Short stay
Number of spaces
Disabled spaces
Disabled access
Motorcycle parking
Number of motorcycle spaces
Location of motorcycle spaces
The furthest left entry lane
Fees for motorcycles
Machine type
Pay on foot
Payment type
  • Credit/debit card
  • Coins
  • Notes
When to make payment
You must pay when you return to your vehicle and before you leave the car park
Height restriction
2 metres
Opening times
6am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday), 6am to 6pm (Sunday)
Special opening times
  • Friday 21 December: 6am to 11pm
  • Saturday 22 December: 6am to 11pm
  • Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve): 6am to 6pm
  • Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day): Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day): 8am to 7pm
  • Monday 31 December (New Year's Eve): 6am to 6pm
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 (New Year's Day): 8am to 7pm

Charging period
6am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday), 6am to 6pm (Sunday)
Season Ticket available

Monday to Saturday, 6am to 9:59pm

  • Up to one hour: £1.40  
  • Up to two hours: £2.50  
  • Up to three hours: £3.20
  • Up to four hours: £4.70  
  • Up to five hours: £7.50
  • Up to six hours: £8.50
  • Up to seven hours: £10.50
  • Up to eight hours: £14.50
  • Over eight hours: £18
Sundays, 6am to 5:59pm

  • Up to one hour: £1.40  
  • Up to two hours: £2.50  
  • Up to three hours: £3.20
  • Over three hours: £4.70

Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 9:59pm

  • Evenings, up to one hour: £1.20  
  • Evenings, up to two hours: £2.30  
  • Evenings, over two hours: £2.50

Other charges

  • Evenings, up to one hour (Sunday, 5pm to 5:59pm): £1.20
  • Market traders (Monday to Saturday, 6am to 9:59pm): £4  
  • Overnight: £2.50

If your vehicle is locked in after hours and you wish to be released, you will need to pay a £50 fee.

If you lose your ticket, you will have to pay an £18 fee.

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.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can park in a disabled bay for the first three hours. After three hours, you will need to pay normal prices.

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