Parking and Travel

Car Parks

Please note, as from 1 April 2021, new parking charges apply

Rochford District Council will be recommencing enforcement measures in the Council’s pay and display car parks from Monday 1 June, 2020.

Please ensure you purchase a PayByPhone session or a ticket.

While the purchase of a ticket using cash will be possible, it is strongly advised that the PayByPhone payment option is used to avoid queuing and contact with coins and the ticket machines.

If you haven’t already registered, full information is displayed on the machines and noticeboards. To save time, please register on-line before your visit at

If you don’t have a Smartphone, you can still use the service by calling 0330 400 7275 and follow the prompts to enter your details and complete the payment.  If you would prefer to text send REG followed by a space and then your vehicle registration number in a text message to 65565 and you will be called back to complete the payment.

Customers are reminded to follow the Government’s social distancing advice at all times in the car parks.  

The Council continues to provide free car parking for NHS staff and social care workers who are on official duty until further notice. If you are one of these workers, please display supporting official evidence on the windscreen of your vehicle.


If you wish to surrender your parking permit, please email the Transportation Section with your bank details (sort code & Acc no.) and send the permit back to the Council Offices at the following address:

Council Offices
South Street

A refund will be processed in due course.

South Essex Parking Partnership – On-Street Parking Enforcement Update

South Essex Parking Partnership, who deal with on street parking, have issued a coronavirus parking and travel update, including details of what to do if you are furloughed or working from home and having trouble parking on the street.

From 1 June SEPP Civil Enforcement Officers resumed full patrols while observing Government social distancing guidelines.  

It is important that patrols are carried-out to ensure roads are safe and clear for all users, in particular, for the emergency services, deliveries, waste/recycling collections and areas outside schools.

Please ensure you continue to park considerately, legally and safely to ensure the roads remain accessible and safe. Thank you.