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Residents' parking scheme

Resident permit schemes help you to park in the roads near to where you live if you have limited or no off-street parking. This particularly helps in areas that have a lot of commuter parking.

Chelmsford City Council manage the resident parking scheme for the South Essex Parking Partnership (SEPP), which also includes: 

  • Basildon
  • Brentwood
  • Castle Point
  • Maldon 
  • Rochford

The scheme covers several different parking zones. You can buy a number of different permits and tickets to allow you and your visitors to park. However, we do not normally include new developments or converted properties, and the scheme does not specifically allocate a parking place outside your own property.

If you are a resident of a road or a section of road included in the scheme, you can check to see if your property is part of it. You can find this in the Consolidation Order 2019 and any subsequent amendments for your area.

Not all properties in the list of roads may be eligible and not all roads in the list will have permit parking areas. We reserve the right to issue a permit if we believe there is enough parking for your vehicle, but this is at our discretion.

You must abide by the terms and conditions of the resident permit scheme.

:Resident permit zones by street (

A parking charge notice is issued against all vehicles parking in "permit holders only" zones when a valid permit is not on display.

For all enquiries, please call 01245 606710 or visit Chelmsford City Council.