Informal challenge - A challenge made before a notice has been issued by post.
- Please complete the online informal challenge form
Formal challenge - A challenge made after a notice has been issued by post
- Please complete the online formal challenge form
If you are unsuccessful in your appeal you cannot make any further challenges to the council. You may however contest your case to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, there is no cost for the process but you will be expected to pay the full charge if you are unsuccessful.
For all enquiries, please contact parking services on 01249 706131.
Further Independent advice on parking enforcement can be found at Patrol UK.
The level of penalty charge is based on the seriousness of the contravention. Please refer to the following table:
|Contravention||Higher or Lower Penalty charge||Location|
Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse
|Higher||Off-street loading areas|
|Parked without payment of the parking charge||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited||Higher||Off-street car parks|
|Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted||Lower||Off-street car parks|
Parked in a restricted area in a car park
|Higher||Off-street car parks|
|Parked after the expiry of paid for time||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket or voucher or parking clock||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Parked with additional payment made to extend the stay beyond first time purchased||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit||Higher||Off-street car parks|
|Parked beyond the bay marking||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Parked in a designated disabled persons' parking place without displaying a valid disabled peron's badge in the prescribed manner||Higher||Off-street car parks|
|Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight or height or length permitted in the area||Higher||Off-street car parks|
|Re-parked within one hour* of leaving a bay or space in a car park||Higher||Off-street car parks|
|Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Parked causing an obstruction||Higher||Off-street car parks|
|Parked in car park when closed||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than the designated purpose for the parking place||Lower||Off-street car parks|
|Parked with the engine running where prohibited||Lower||Off-street car parks - this contravention may occur in certain coach bays|