Parking zones and parking bays

Business parking permits

If you are a business owner living or working in the Grays town centre or Stanford-le-Hope controlled parking zones or the South Ockendon permit parking area, you may be eligible to apply for a parking permit to enable you to park in one of these zones.

This permit allows you to park your vehicle in a permit holder's only bay within the relevant zone or area. You can also park within a shared use parking bay. This is a bay where resident parking permit holders and motorists displaying a valid pay-and-display ticket can park.

Business parking permits are issued for 6 months or 1 year. The charges are:

Permit Cost
Business parking permit for 6 months £192
Business parking permit for 1 year £360

Applications and renewals must be supported by:

  • proof of business address – your business rates bill
  • proof of company employment
  • vehicle registration document

Apply for a business parking permit

You can apply online for a business parking permit below.

Apply for a business parking permit

The application form will ask you to upload images that show:

  • proof of your employment by the company
  • a national non-domestic rates (NNDR) bill for the company

You can upload these images direct from your own computer or smartphone. If you are applying from a self-service computer at our Civic Offices in New Road, Grays, you can upload your image from our self-service scanner.

We normally process applications within 2 weeks of receipt.

Temporary business parking permits

Temporary business parking permits are also available for these zones in respect of vehicles owned, managed or used by the business. These permits are solely for enabling temporary works to be carried out on properties in the Grays town centre or Stanford-le-Hope controlled parking zones.

The cost of these permits is £36 per vehicle per month, or part month.

You can apply for a temporary business parking permit using the form below.

Forms can be returned by post and will normally be processed within 2 weeks of receipt.