Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford resident permit scheme

Register on MiPermit 

You need to register on MiPermit before you can buy a resident permit or visitor tickets.

To register on MiPermit, you will need your:

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 us and provide proof of residency, such as your tenancy agreement or a utility bill from the last three months.

You only need to register an account the first time you buy a resident permit or visitor tickets. However, each person who wants to buy a permit or tickets will need their own account, even if it is for the same address.

Registering an account will verify that you are the resident of the property and determine whether the property is in the scheme.

You can use myhome to check if your property is included in the scheme.

Buy or manage a resident permit

To buy a resident permit, you will need:

  • to be registered on MiPermit
  • the vehicle registration number
  • the date you want the permit to start
  • your debit or credit card details, including the card number, CSV number, and start and expiry date

We don’t accept American Express.

The minimum amount you can pay on a debit or credit card is £5.

Your permit is digital, and will activate on the date you want it to start. You do not need to display anything in your vehicle.

 

Permit details

Resident permits in Chelmsford:

  • cost £20 for six months

  • cost £15 for motorcycles for six months

  • cost £26 for one year

  • cost £21 for motorcycles for one year

  • are valid all day

  • are connected to a specific vehicle, that must belong to the resident

You can buy a maximum of two resident permits per property.

If you already have a visitor permit registered at your address, you will not be able to buy a resident or motorcycle permit.

If you are 65 or over, you can claim a free resident permit for a vehicle, as long as the vehicle is registered to you.

You need to contact us to claim your permit, as they are not available online. If you are applying for the first time, you will need to provide proof of age. This must be no more than 2MB in size and in .JPG, .PNG or .PDF format.

Temporary permits in Chelmsford:

  • cost £11 for one month

  • are valid all day

  • are for any vehicle that is visiting or living at the address we issue the permit to

You can buy a maximum of four temporary permits per property within a 12-month period.

If you already have a resident, motorcycle or visitor permit registered at your address, you can still buy a temporary permit.

Buy or manage visitor tickets

In the Chelmsford area, you can buy visitor tickets or visitor permits.

To buy visitor tickets and permits, you will need:

  • to be registered on MiPermit
  • the date you want the tickets for
  • your debit or credit card details, including the card number, CSV number, and start and expiry date

We don’t accept American Express.

The minimum amount you can pay on a debit or credit card is £5.

If you buy digital tickets, you will have to activate them when you want to use them.

If you buy paper tickets to display in a vehicle, we will post them to you within three working days of your purchase. You will need to contact us to buy paper tickets, as they are not available online.

You will also need to contact us to buy visitor permits, as they are not available online.

 

Ticket details

Visitor tickets in Chelmsford:

  • cost £5 for a block of ten tickets, which are valid for one hour each

  • cost £15 for a block of ten tickets, which are valid for four hours each

  • cost £20 for a block of ten tickets, which are valid for six hours each

  • are for people visiting the address we issue the tickets to

The tickets are only valid if you and your visitor adhere to the conditions of use.

If the visitor stays longer than you have activated the ticket for, you will need to activate another ticket to cover their stay. You can activate tickets in advance.

 

Permit details

Visitor permits in Chelmsford:

  • are valid for up to four hours at a time
  • cost £20 for six months
  • cost £26 for one year
  • are not connected to a specific vehicle

The tickets are only valid if you and your visitor adhere to the conditions of use.

If the visitor stays longer than four hours, you will need to activate visitor tickets to cover their stay. You can activate tickets in advance.

If you already have a resident or motorcycle permit registered at your address, you can't buy a visitor permit.

If you are 65 or over, you can claim one free visitor permit. You need to contact us to claim your permit, as they are not available online.

You can download a booklet to find out:

  • what the Chelmsford resident parking scheme is
  • which vehicles can have a permit
  • the roads the scheme applies to
  • the types of resident permit
  • the types of visitor ticket
  • about dispensation permits
  • about any other types of permits
  • how to use resident permits and visitor tickets
  • how to contact the South Essex Parking Partnership for queries and comments
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Contact Parking

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0345 520 7007 (MiPermit)

Monday to Friday:

8am to 8pm

Saturday:

8am to 4pm

Sunday:

10am to 4pm

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