Parking contraventions

Below are details of the parking contraventions that can lead to a Penalty Charge Notice being issued. You can pay a Penalty Charge Notice online.

On street contraventions

Parking Contraventions
Contravention codeDescriptionObservationsTimePenalty
01 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours. Check for loading or unloading activity except when vehicle parked within a pedestrian zone 5 mins except when vehicle is parked within a pedestrian zone £70
02 Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force

None required

Instant ticket.

£70

16 Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit Check for loading or unloading activity 5 mins £70
18 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited To confirm commercial activity 5 mins. £70
20 Parked in a loading gap marked by a yellow line Check for loading or unloading activity. 5 mins. £70
21 Parked in a suspended bay / space / part of bay / space None required Instant ticket. £70
22 Re-parked in same parking place within one hour of leaving Check for loading or unloading activity. 5 mins. £50
23 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle Check for loading or unloading activity. Instant ticket £70
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay or space None required. At least one wheel should be outside bay or space Instant ticket. £50
25 Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading Check for loading or unloading activity. 5 mins. £70
26 Vehicle parked more than 50 centimetres from the edge of the carriageway and not within a designated space None required. Instant ticket. £70
27 Parked adjacent to a dropped footway (non-residential)
More information about contravention 27
None required Instant ticket £70
30 Parked for longer than permitted Check for loading or unloading activity. 10 mins £50
40 Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s badge Blue badge must be visible and correctly displayed. Instant ticket. £70
42 Parked in a parking place designated for police vehicles Check vehicle to see if police vehicle Instant ticket. £70
45 Parked on a taxi rank Check for Hackney carriage plate and presence of driver Instant ticket £70
46 Stopped where prohibited (on a red route or clearway) None required Instant ticket. £70
47 Parked on a restricted bus stop or stand None required Instant ticket. £70
48 Stopped in a restricted area outside a school None required Instant ticket. £70
49 Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track None required Instant ticket. £70
61 A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between two carriageways Evidence of vehicle weight (unladen weight over 7.5 tonnes) 5 mins to check for loading/ unloading if no alternative is available, otherwise instant ticket. £70
99 Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig-zags. None required Instant ticket. £70

Off street contraventions

Parking Contraventions
Contravention CodeDescriptionObservationsTimePenalty
70 Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse Check for loading or unloading activity. 5 mins. £70
74 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited To confirm commercial activity 5 mins. £70
80 Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted 10 mins grace. £50
81 Parked in a restricted area of a car park. None required Instant ticket. £70
82 Parked after the expiry of time Check time on ticket 10 mins grace. £50
83 Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket or voucher or parking clock Check for ticket 5 mins grace to purchase ticket. Note - no allowance for going for change. £50
84 Parked with additional payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time Details of both tickets Instant ticket. £50
85 Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit Check for permit Instant ticket. £70
86 Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay or space None required. At least one wheel should be outside bay or space Instant ticket. £50
87 Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without displaying a valid disabled person’s badge in the prescribed manner Blue badge must be visible and correctly displayed. Instant ticket. £70
89 Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight or height or length permitted in the area Check for weight and height Instant ticket. £70
90 Re-parked in the same car park within one hour after leaving Details of both tickets Instant ticket. £50
91 Parked in an car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle None required Instant ticket. £70
92 Parked causing an obstruction None required Instant ticket. £70
93 Parked in a car park when closed None required Instant ticket. £70

Useful definitions

Contravention code and description - The contravention code and description is the National standard form to be adopted by all Local Authorities assuming Civil Enforcement powers under TMA 2004.

Observations and time - Periods of observations to be undertaken and time allowed by the Civil Enforcement Officer before a Penalty Charge may be issued.

Penalty - The level of initial penalty charge for each contravention.


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