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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe. 

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

Car parking

All council-owned car parks are open as usual. Following the Government’s announcement on 10 May, all car parks at our parks and countryside sites will be open to motorists from 13 May.

How to pay in car parks where charges apply:

  • You can pay for your parking using the MiPermit App, text messaging, online or by phone, using your own device, and this is the recommended method for payment.
    For more information and ‘how-to’ guides, visit
  • Contactless payments are available in some of the car parks.
  • Cash payments can still be made if you wish, however, we encourage you to follow government advice on hand washing or using sanitiser gel, before and after, when handling cash.

Useful links 

Colchester's car parks

North Essex Parking Partnership - for information on parking permits, paying for parking by phone and parking enforcement 

Blue Badge parking 
Park and Ride services


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Page last reviewed: 30 March 2020