Chelmsford City Council

Hylands car parks

From Monday 8 November 2021, you will need to pay to park at Hylands Estate in Chelmsford. 

The three car parks are:

  • London Road car park
  • The Stables Visitor Centre car park
  • Writtle car park

You can pay at one of the Pay and Display machines at these car parks or purchase a season ticket.

These machines are card-only and also accept contactless payments; they do not accept cash. You can also pay by phone, online, via the app or by text message. 

You can't pay for discounted parking at the Pay and Display machines.

The charges apply from 9am to 6pm everyday, including at weekends and Bank Holidays.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can park for free all day when displaying a valid Blue Badge.

You can also buy annual season tickets if you visit the Hylands Estate regularly.

If you are a Chelmsford resident, you can receive a discount on the daily fees and season tickets after you have registered an account. Otherwise, normal daily fees apply.

If you receive Council Tax support in Chelmsford, you may be entitled to free parking (this only applies to daily fees, not season tickets). You need to contact us by completing an application form to ask about this concession.

You can read our guidance about how to register for your Hylands Parking Saver.

You won't need to pay to park any of the following vehicles at Hylands:

  • motorbike
  • moped
  • scooter

You can't park e-scooters at Hylands car parks.

Register on MiPermit

You need to register on MiPermit before you can buy a cashless parking stay and access the discounted parking rates.

To register on MiPermit, you will need your:

  • Council Tax account number
  • house number
  • postcode

You only need to register an account the first time you buy a cashless parking stay.

If other people in the household want to buy a cashless parking stay, they can either:

  • be added by the main account holder as additional members
  • register for their own account

Registering an account will verify that you are a Chelmsford resident and have access to the discounts.

If you already have a MiPermit account, you do not need to register a new account. You just need to log in to MiPermit using your existing details. You can then read our guidance about how to register for your Hylands Parking Saver.

Getting a Council Tax account number

If you are unable to find your account number, you can:

If you have recently moved and don't yet have your Council Tax account number, we can set up your MiPermit account for you. You will need to contact Parking and provide proof of residency, such as your tenancy agreement or a utility bill from the last three months.


Discounted tariffs

  • Up to one hour: £2
  • All day: £3


Season tickets

Monday to Friday

  • 1st vehicle: £4.50 per month or £54 per year
  • 2nd vehicle: £1.35 per month or £16.20 per year
  • Additional vehicle: £6.75 per month or £81 per year (this is the same as for non-residents)

Monday to Sunday

  • 1st vehicle: £6 per month or £72 per year
  • 2nd vehicle: £1.80 per month or £21.60 per year
  • Additional vehicle: £8.25 per month or £99 per year (this is the same as for non-residents)

You will need to contact us for a season ticket for your 2nd vehicle or any additional vehicles.

Register on MiPermit

You can buy a cashless parking stay on MiPermit, either with or without creating an account.

You can also download the MiPermit app for iOS or Android.

Alternatively, you can phone 0345 520 7007 or text 61600 to create a MiPermit stay using the following location numbers:

  • London Road car park: 744024
  • The Stables Visitor Centre car park: 744025
  • Writtle car park: 744026

There is also a 10p charge for a text message reminder, which you can switch off in the app.


You can park:

  • for up to one hour for £3.35
  • all day for £5

Season ticket prices

  • Monday to Friday (per vehicle): £6.75 per month or £81 per year
  • Monday to Sunday (per vehicle): £8.25 per month or £99 per year

Download application pack

You can pay for a season ticket via Direct Debit monthly or yearly, or you can pay upfront via MiPermit for the year.

To apply for a Direct Debit season ticket, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • your vehicle registration number
  • the date you want your season ticket to start from

Once we receive your application, we will:

  • activate your parking account
  • set up a Direct Debit

You need to contact us if your details change, such as a change of address or vehicle.

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Contact Parking

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0345 520 7007 (MiPermit)

Monday to Friday:

8am to 6pm

Temporarily closed at weekends

10am to 4pm on Bank Holidays

All automated MiPermit services are running 24 hours a day, seven days a week as normal

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Last updated: 01 December 2021

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