Parking permits

Contractor and trader parking permits

Contractors and traders undertaking works on council-owned properties within controlled parking zones or permit parking areas may be eligible for a contractor/trader parking permit. It is for use only when working within properties and vehicles are needed nearby for access to equipment.

Permit holders can park their vehicle in a permit holders-only bay within the zone or area. They can also park in a shared use parking bay – this is a bay that can be used by parking permit holders and motorists who display a valid pay-and-display ticket.

The permit does not give the right to park in a guaranteed parking place, and it cannot be used to park on single or double yellow lines within the zone or area.

Permits are issued for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. They must only be used for the duration and purpose of carrying out eligible works for Thurrock Council.

Permit charges

Charges from 1 April 2024 are as follows.

Permit Cost
Contractor parking permit for 1 month £59.50
Contractor parking permit for 3 months £83
Contractor parking permit for 6 months £119
Contractor parking permit for 1 year £225

Apply for a contractor/trader parking permit

Use our online My Account service to apply for a contractor/trader parking permit below. You can register to create a new account if you don't already have one.

My Account – parking permits

When you login, you will be shown:

  • Permits – a list of your electronic permits and their current status (older paper permits are not listed)
  • Permit Applications Available – a list of the types of parking permit for which you can apply.

Under 'Permit Applications Available', go to the 'Contractor/Trader Parking Permit' option and use its 'Apply' button.

In your application, you must provide:

  • your current contract number, if applicable
  • proof of works being undertaken
  • your vehicle registration document or lease agreement