Chelmsford City Council

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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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From Monday 6 April 2020, all our car parks will be cashless. You can read more about cashless parking. In addition, some of our car park prices are increasing from 1 April. You can view and download our new tariffs.

We have decided to close three of our car parks. We are also lifting parking restrictions for key workers. You can read full details of all our changes to parking arrangements. We have launched a new parking dispensation scheme for food delivery companies during the coronavirus outbreak. You can find out how to apply.

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 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
24 hours a day (Monday to Sunday)
Season Ticket available
  • Up to 1 hour (Monday to Friday): 50p
  • Over 1 hour (Monday to Friday): £6.50
  • Up to 1 hour (Saturday and Sunday): 50p
  • Over 1 hour (Saturday and Sunday): £2
  • Evening and Overnight (6pm to 6am): £1
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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Last updated: 24 March 2020

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