Parking zones and parking bays

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – parking

Crown Road car park in Grays is temporarily unavailable for public parking as it is in use as a coronavirus testing site.

We have suspended all parking charges for NHS workers and other visiting staff carrying out vital work in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Penalties will not be issued – nor enforced, if issued inadvertently – to anyone who parked safely without causing obstruction on crossings and zig-zags or restricted areas, if they can show they work for the NHS.

Online permit system

The online permit system is experiencing some technical issues currently. Whilst these are being resolved, please send all documentation to resident.permits@thurrock.gov.uk including a contact telephone number if a payment is required to enable us to process your permit application.

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

The online permit system is experiencing technical issues currently. Whilst this is being resolved, please send all documentation to resident.permits@thurrock.gov.uk including a phone number if a payment is required to enable us to process your permit application.

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.

You can also apply for a visiting carers parking permit.