Parking zones and parking bays

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – parking

The following car parks are in use as coronavirus test sites: Grays Beach on Thames Road, Crown Road in Grays, Gordon Road (Grover Walk) in Corringham, and Canterbury Parade in South Ockendon. Canterbury Parade car park is closed for parking, while others have fewer spaces.

Parking charges and penalties are suspended until 31 July 2021 for NHS staff and others carrying out vital work relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), who park safely without causing obstruction on crossings, zig-zags or restricted areas. From 1 August 2021, a NHS parking permit will be needed.

Resident parking permits

If you live in a controlled parking zones (CPZ) or permit parking area (PPA), you may be eligible for a permit to park in these places.

You may also be eligible to apply for short-stay visitor parking permits to enable your visitors' or trades persons' vehicles to park in the zone or area.

You can check lists of roads within each parking zone or area.

Stanford-le-Hope parking permit area has 3 zones, called zone A, zone B and zone C. Parking is restricted in all 3 zones from Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm.

Where you can park

This permit allows you to park your vehicle in a permit holder's only bay within the residents' parking zone or area stated on the permit.

You can also park within a shared use parking bay. This is a bay where parking permit holders and motorists displaying a valid pay-and-display ticket can park.

Permit charges

Resident parking permits are issued for 1 year. The charges are as follows.

Permits Cost
​Parking permit for first resident in the household Free
​Parking permit for second resident in the household Free
​Parking permit for third resident in the household £70
Replacement permit £10.50
Temporary permit £10.50

Apply for a resident parking permit

You can apply for a resident parking permit by email.

Your email must include:

  • your name
  • your address, including postcode
  • your phone number
  • the make of you vehicle
  • the model of your vehicle
  • the registration number of your vehicle

You must also attach copies of documents as evidence. Documents may be scanned or photographs, but the relevant words must be clear to read. You must provide:

  • proof of residency – for example, a tenancy agreement, or a recent (last 3 months) utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement or council tax bill
  • proof that you are the registered keeper of the vehicle – for example, your full updated V5C vehicle registration document, a valid insurance certificate (not cover note), or if you use a company vehicle, a letter on company headed paper that shows the vehicle registration number and your name and address as an employee (a V5C/2 new keeper's slip will not be accepted)

Send your email to the address below. We normally process applications within 2 weeks of receipt.

Parking permits

: resident.permits@thurrock.gov.uk

You can use this email address for applications and enquiries about all permit types – resident, visitor, carer, business, NHS or contractor.

How we will use your information

We will use your information to provide the service requested. We may share your personal data between our services and with partner organisations, such as government bodies and the police. We will do so when it is of benefit to you, or required by law, or to prevent or detect fraud. To find out more, go to our privacy page.

Change of address

If you are moving to a new property you will not be able to apply for a resident parking permit until your vehicle registration document has been updated to show your new address.

While waiting for this to happen, you can apply for visitor parking permits using your solicitors' letter or tenancy agreement as proof of address. You can use a visitor parking permit to park your own vehicle.