Braintree District is a region of colourful, bustling market towns and picturesque villages set in the beautiful countryside of North Essex. The District is steeped in history, from Roman settlements to the industrial successes within textiles and manufacturing.

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) are responsible for administering and enforcing both on-street and off-street based parking across the Braintree District. The District provides a total of 15 secure public car parks and parking for more than 1,800 cars.

The service provides:

  • More than 1,400 spaces for short stay visitors.
  • Almost 300 spaces for long stay commuters.
  • Season tickets and exclusive use permits for certain car parks.
  • Designated spaces for disabled drivers.
  • Overnight parking for vehicles of up to 40 tonnes.
  • Around 750,000 vehicles are parked each year in Braintree District Council car parks.
  • All aspects of the car parks service provided at no direct cost to the Council Tax payer.

For more information on the Braintree District

Braintree Car Parks and Tariffs

Permits Available

Annual Resident Permits

  • First Permit (12 Months) – £65.00
  • Second Permit (12 Months) – £107.00

Visitor Permits

  • 10 Stays (24 Hours) – £16.00
  • 10 Stays (6 Hours) – £8.00

Carers Permits

  • 12 Months – £36.00 (Please call 01206 282316 for further information)

Concessionary Permits

  • For those in receipt of the higher mobility component of DLA, please call 01206 282316 for further information.

Traders Permits

  • 12 Months – £250.00 (Please call 01206 282316 for further information)
Blue Badge Information

Blue Badge Information

Resident or visitor permits are not required as a blue badge can be used at any time. Please see the car park tariff page for information on blue badge requirements within a car park.

The blue badge clock should be set correctly and clearly displayed on all permitted restrictions, which we highlight on our dedicated blue badge page.

Please read tariff boards and street signs for further advice. Blue badge holders can also refer to their blue badge scheme booklet.

Blue Badges are issued by Essex County Council Social Services. For any blue badge application queries, you can speak to their team on 0845 6037630 or apply online.

More Information



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