Parking zones and parking bays

Visitor parking permits

If you live in the controlled parking zones (CPZs) in Grays town centre or Stanford-le-Hope, or the permit parking area in South Ockendon, you may be eligible for a resident parking permit.

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.

Visitor parking permits are issued in sheets, each enabling 20 visits of up to 5 hours to be made. Up to 5 sheets can be purchased per calendar month.

The first sheet of visitor parking permits is free of charge, after which the cost is £6 per sheet.

Apply for visitor parking permits

You can apply online for visitor parking permits below.

Apply for visitor parking permits

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

  • proof of residency – a recent (last 3 months) bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill or rent card

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.

Carers parking permits

Carers parking permits are free. You may apply for only 1 per household, using the form below.

Applications must be supported by:

  • proof of residency – a recent (last 3 months) bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill or rent card
  • proof of care – receipt of direct payments for care, or confirmation from a GP of receipt of care

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