Parking enforcement


We enforce parking, loading and waiting restrictions in the borough.

The main reasons for parking enforcement are to:

  • encourage sensible and legal parking
  • reduce traffic congestion on our roads
  • allow buses and service vehicles to operate more effectively
  • make our roads safer for drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists
  • support town centres by encouraging commuters and other drivers to use long-stay car parks freeing up short-stay spaces
  • help Blue Badge holders by enforcing disabled parking spaces
  • discourage drivers from parking in front of dropped kerbs
  • improve the general environment

Reporting problems that need parking enforcement

If you know of an on-going problem that needs parking enforcement, you can report it to us using the email address below.

You should provide as much information as possible – for example:

  • dates and times that problem has occurred
  • details of the vehicle or vehicles involved, including registration numbers if possible
  • the exact location where the problem occurs, such as a specific part of a road – for example, a dropped kerb in front of a property
  • the type of problem and the danger it may create
Parking Enforcement
Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL


Civil Enforcement Officers

Our team of Civil Enforcement Officers – previously known as parking attendants – is on patrol across Thurrock. They enforce regulations for:

Civil Enforcement Officers on the streets do not deal with:

External auditing

We are a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee.