This is a controlled parking zone, which consists of on street and off street Pay & Display parking, and resident parking permits (see below).
Council maintained parking in the Grays Town Centre is Pay & Display, where a ticket is purchased on arrival for the required amount of time. Charges are:
Long stay car parks are located in Argent Street, Crown Road, Cromwell Road and near Grays Beach.
All on-street parking is short stay with the exception of Thames Road (near Grays Beach), which is £2.00 for all day.
It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the correct amount of change is held upon arrival, as the machines give no change and no time is allowed to obtain change. All tariffs and instructions are displayed at all machine locations along with contact telephone numbers should problems be incurred when using the Pay & Display machines.
The Council provides the following off street parking areas outside Grays Town Centre free of charge:
There are two privately owned car parks within the Grays Town Centre:
If you reside within one of the resident parking scheme areas, to apply you need to give proof of your address and vehicle registration documents.
To apply for a parking permit you will need to fill out the relevant form. There are forms available that cover residential and business parking permits. All forms may be downloaded and printed from our Parking Zones / Bays page. Information on permit costs and payment is included on the forms.
A team of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO), previously known as Parking Attendants, patrol and enforce the on-street parking regulations and the Pay & Display car parks. If you park illegally you will be given a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). The charge imposed by the notice will depend on the contravention.
For more information, including what to do if you believe a PCN was issued incorrectly, please see our Parking Enforcement page.
There are currently no park and ride facilities operating in Thurrock.