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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Rectory Lane West

Location of entrance
Elms Drive
Length of stay
Long stay
Number of spaces
Disabled spaces
Motorcycle parking
Machine type
Pay and display
Payment type
  • Credit/debit card
  • Contactless
  • 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)
MiPermit phone number
Call: 0345 520 7007. Text: 61600
MiPermit location number
MiPermit charges
10p charge to pay using MiPermit online or with the app. 
10p for a text message reminder, which you can switch off in the app.
Height restriction
2 metres
Opening times
All hours
Bank holiday opening times
All hours
Charging period
8am to 11:59pm (Monday to Sunday)
Season Ticket available
  • Up to 30 minutes (Monday to Friday, 8am to 11:59pm): 40p
  • Over 30 minutes (Monday to Friday, 8am to 11:59pm): £5.50
  • Up to 30 minutes (Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 11:59pm): 40p
  • Over 30 minutes (Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 11:59pm): £1.50
  • Evenings (Monday to Sunday, 5pm to 11:59pm): £1.20
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 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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