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If you’re a frequent visitor to Hylands Estate’s car parks, a parking season ticket could save you money when parking charges start from 8 November. There are options available for residents and non-residents of the Chelmsford City Council area, so read on to find out which scheme might be best for you.

Resident annual season tickets

If you pay council tax in the Chelmsford City Council area, you’ll have access to the best season ticket rates. This is because the scheme recognises that residents already make a contribution to the upkeep of Hylands Estate through their taxes.

Monday to Friday resident annual season ticket

Residents have two main options and the cheapest is the Monday to Friday annual season ticket. If you use the estate’s car parks regularly and your visits are mainly on weekdays, this could be your best choice. The first vehicle would cost £4.50 a month on this plan and there are additional charges for extra vehicles linked to your address.

Monday – Friday

Vehicle 1: £4.50 per month or £54 per year

Vehicle 2: £1.35 per month or £16.20 per year

Vehicle 3: £6.75 per month or £81 a year

Monday to Sunday resident annual season ticket

The second season ticket option allows residents unlimited parking in the estate’s car parks seven days a week. If you use the estate’s car parks regularly and your visits are mainly at weekends, this could be the one for you. The first vehicle would cost £6 a month on this plan and there are additional charges for extra vehicles linked to your address.

Monday – Sunday

Vehicle 1: £6 per month or £72 per year

Vehicle 2: £1.80 per month or £21.60 per year

Vehicle 3: £8.25 per month or £99 per year

Non-resident annual season tickets

If you don’t live in the Chelmsford City Council area you can still apply for an annual season ticket. Although you won’t be entitled to the best parking deals, this higher-rate season ticket could still save you a considerable amount if you drive to Hylands a lot. As before, there are two options: Monday to Friday and Monday to Sunday season tickets. There are no reductions for second cars, so any vehicle registered would pay exactly the same amount. 

Monday – Friday

Any vehicle: £6.75 per month or £81 per year

Monday – Sunday

Any vehicle: £8.25 per month or £99 per year

How to apply

If you’d like to apply for a season ticket, you can download a printable application pack to fill in. Once you’ve completed the form and signed all the different sections, you can scan your document and email it to or you can post it to Car Parks Team, Chelmsford City Council, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JE.

When your application has been checked and processed, your parking account will be activated and your Direct Debit will be set up. You can also apply for annual season tickets once you’ve registered with MiPermit. Go to the Hylands parking saver page on the Chelmsford City Council website for more instructions on how to do this.

Remember, you can obtain a season ticket for your main vehicle and still use a different vehicle from time to time, paying the daily parking charge which can be at the discounted resident rate if you’re a resident. 

If you have any further questions about season tickets, you may find the answer here:

If you can’t find what you need, email the parking team at

By Julie Weight

Julie writes stories and creates videos for Chelmsford City Council. Contact her at or on 01245 606984.

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