The Parking Partnership

The Parking Partnership brings together all street-based parking services in Essex. The service is council-run and is a partnership between Essex County Council and two lead councils: It is in two areas; the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) is led by Colchester Council and the South Essex Parking Partnership (SEPP) by Chelmsford Council.

The aim is to run parking enforcement to a fair and consistent standard in order to provide the same level of service but in a more efficient way. The two Partnerships are responsible in each area for the on-street Civil Enforcement Officers ("traffic wardens"); the parking enforcement process together with challenges to, and payments of, parking penalties ("parking fines") plus administration of the parking restrictions ("yellow lines") and the management of the scheme.

North Essex Parking Partnership

The North Essex Parking Partnership deals with all correspondence and payments for Braintree, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Tendring and Uttlesford.

South Essex Parking Partnership

The South Essex Parking Partnership deals with all correspondence and payments for Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Maldon and Rochford.

Parking Restrictions

To view the current parking restrictions in place in Essex please see the Essex Traffic Orders map.


To view current parking restriction consultations please visit the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) map or the South Essex Parking Partnership (SEPP) map.

Park and Ride

Essex County Council operates 3 Park and Ride sites, 2 in Chelmsford, at Chelmer Valley and Sandon, and 1 in Colchester.

Car parks

Along with private operators local Borough, City and District councils operate public car parks in Essex.

Live car park capacity

Check live car park capacity and availability using our Traffic Cameras and Car Parks map.

Best Practice Review - January 2015

A review of the Parking Parnerships began on 18 November 2014 and concluded on 15 December 2014. This represents the first review into the effectiveness of the two Essex Parking Parnerships and was conducted by gathering key insights from key stakeholders. This document can be downloaded from the documents section below.