Cost of living support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis. 


St Mary's

St Mary's car park is a short stay, multi-storey car park with 617 spaces and step-free access to the town centre.

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Notice of reduced spaces:

Due to maintenance works, the ground floor parking bays in St Mary’s Car Park is currently unavailable. The rest of the car park is open as usual. 

Find details of alternative car parks nearby 

Opening hours

St Mary's car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week including public holidays.

Disabled parking

The car park has 8 disabled parking bays and 8 Shopmobility bays.

Blue badge holders have free parking for up to 3 hours in any bay, when displaying a Blue Badge with the clock set to the time of arrival.

Motorcyles

Parking for motorcyles is free when parked in the dedicated bays. 

Parking bays for car sharers

There are 3 parking bays for those participating in the Loveurcar car share scheme. A permit is required to use these bays.

Hourly charges

Time Monday - Sunday
Up to 30 minutes £1.00
Up to 1 hour £2.10
Up to 2 hours £3.20
Up to 3 hours £3.80
Up to 4 hours £4.00
Up to 5 hours £5.10
Up to 6 hours £5.60
Up to 7 hours £6.60
Up to 8 hours £7.50
Up to 12 hours £8.10
12 - 24 hours £16.50
Evening (entry after 6pm until midnight) £2.00

Season tickets

Duration Price
3 months £500
12 months £1800

Contact us for more information about buying a season ticket. 

Accepted payment methods

Pay with the MiPermit app

You can download the MiPermit app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

The location number for St Mary's car park is 737834. 

Debit or credit card

You can enter your card into the payment machine, no PIN number is required. 

You can also pay for parking contactless or with Apple Pay. 

Coins

You can pay for parking with coins. The machines do not accept notes.

Send an SMS (text) message or call to pay

If you are paying through SMS message, text the word 'PARK' followed by your registration number and the duration of your stay to 61600. For example: 'PARK  T123EST 30mins' or 'PARK  T123EST 2hrs'.

Alternatively, call 0345 520 7007 from your mobile. Calls cost the standard rate as set by your mobile provider.

Height restriction

The height restriction for this car park is 1.97m (6 foot 6 inches).

Page last reviewed: 26 October 2020