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 codeDescriptionObservations (checking for  permitted activity/ exemption if applicable) An ‘instant ticket’ will be issued (law permitting) where the parking is considered to be dangerousTime (the maximum observation period if applicable)Penalty
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

12 Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place or zone without either clearly displaying a valid permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place, or without payment of the parking charge Check for loading or unloading activity 5 mins £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
19 Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place or zone either displaying an invalid permit or voucher or pay and display ticket, or after the expiry of paid for time.  Check for loading or unloading activity

5 mins

10 mins grace period for expiry of time

£50
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 or zone within the ‘specified time of leaving’ Check for permitted activity or exemption Instant ticket £50
23 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle None required Instant ticket £70
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay or space None required. The ‘whole’ of the vehicle must be parked within the parking place as marked on the carriageway. 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 parking place Check for loading or unloading activity 5 mins £70
27 Parked adjacent to a dropped footway (non-residential) Check for loading or unloading activity 5 mins £70
28 Parked in a special enforcement area on part of the carriageway raised to meet the level of a footway, cycle track or verge Check for loading or unloading activity 5 mins £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
62 Parked with one or more wheels on or over a footpath or any part of a road other than a carriageway None required 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 CodeDescriptionObservations (checking for  permitted activity/ exemption if applicable)Time (the maximum observation period if applicable)Penalty
70 Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse Check for loading or unloading activity 5 mins £70
71 Parked in an electric vehicle charging place during restricted hours without charging None required Instant ticket  £70
73 Parked without payment of the parking charge Check for P&D ticket and Pay by Phone session 5 mins grace to purchase ticket. Note - no allowance for going for change. £50
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

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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