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.

All of our car parks are now open. We are offering free parking for key workers up to and including Sunday 31 May. Our normal prices will apply to everyone from Monday 1 June. 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.

Car parkPostcodeLength of stayType
Moulsham StreetCM2 0LFMixed long/short staySurface
ParkwayCM2 0DGShort staySurface
Rectory Lane EastCM1 1RHLong staySurface
Rectory Lane WestCM1 1RELong staySurface
Regina RoadCM1 1SLLong staySurface
RiversideCM1 1PAMixed long/short staySurface
Sandon Park and RideCM2 7RUShort staySurface
Townfield StreetCM1 1QXLong stayMulti-storey
Waterhouse LaneCM1 2RLLong staySurface
Waterloo Lane 1CM1 1BDShort staySurface

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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