Car parks and on-street parking

Off-street car parks

Our off-street car parks are all pay-and-display. You must buy a ticket for the amount of time you need.

All pay-and-display parking machines only accept payment by debit card or credit card – following a series of break-ins, the machines no longer accept or contain cash.

Charges and instructions are displayed with all pay-and-display machines. A phone number will be displayed if there's a problem with the machine. You can apply for an annual pass below.

Grays town centre is a controlled parking zone that has both off-street car parks and on-street pay-and-display parking.

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Council-owned off-street car parks in Grays

Car parks are in the following locations are open 24 hours a day.

Car park Spaces Charges
Argent Street, Grays,
Google Map – Argent Street
42 £1.00 – up to 1 hour,
£1.50 – up to 2 hours,
£2.50 – up to 4 hours,
£4.00 – up to 6 hours,
£6.50 – over 6 hours
Cromwell Road, Grays,
Google Map – Cromwell Road
Crown Road, Grays,
Google Map – Crown Road
Darnley Road, Grays,
Google Map – Darnley Road
Grays Beach, Thames Road, Grays,
Google Map – Thames Road
Station House, opposite Grays rail station main entrance,
Google Map – Station House

Private off-street car parks in Grays

The following car parks are privately owned – check their websites for opening times and charges.

Car park Spaces Charges
Multi storey car park, Grays,
Google Map – Multi storey car park
700 go to car park website: Grays Shopping Centre
Morrisons supermarket, Grays,
Google Map – Morrisons supermarket
540 £1.00 – up to 3 hours, refunded depending on the amount spent in store
Grays rail station,
Google Map – Grays rail station
168 go to car park website: NCP Grays station

Council-owned off-street car parks outside Grays

Car parks in the following locations are open 24 hours a day.

Car park Spaces Charges
Gordon Road (Grover Walk), Corringham,
Google Map – Gordon Road (Grover Walk)
112 Free
Gordon Road (Police station), Corringham,
Google Map – Gordon Road (Police station)
53 Free
Giffords Cross, Corringham,
Google Map – Giffords Cross
78 Free
Defoe Parade, Chadwell St Mary,
Google Map – Defoe Parade
56 Free
Lodge Lane, Grays (Socketts Heath),
Google Map – Lodge Lane
56 Free
Canterbury Parade, South Ockendon,
Google Map – Canterbury Parade
100 free – up to 1 hour,
£1.50 – up to 2 hours,
£2.50 – up to 4 hours,
£4.00 – up to 6 hours,
£6.50 – over 6 hours

Annual pass for council-owned off-street car parks

If you regularly pay to use any of council-owned off-street car parks listed above, you may benefit from buying an annual pay and display car park pass.

The pass costs £750 and allows unlimited parking in any council-owned off-street car park for 1 year.

Use our online My Account service to apply for an annual pass below. You can register to create a new account if you don't already have one.

My Account – parking permits

When you login, you will be shown:

  • Permits – a list of your electronic permits and their current status (older paper permits are not listed)
  • Permit Applications Available – a list of the types of parking permit for which you can apply.

For an annual off-street pay-and-display car park pass, go to the 'Permit Applications Available' table and use the 'Apply' button for the type of permit you need.

When applying for a new permit, you will be asked to upload images that show proof of vehicle ownership. This could be either:

  • your V5 registration document, if it's a UK vehicle that you own
  • your vehicle hire agreement, if it's a hired vehicle
  • a letter on company letter-headed paper showing the vehicle registration number and your name and address as an employee, if it's a vehicle owned by your employer

You can upload images direct from your own computer or smartphone.