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Parking fine data, governance and how we enforce

How Penalty Charge Notices are issued

We issue Penalty Charge Notices by using Civil Enforcement Officers on the street, by fixed cameras that are issued by post and by mobile camera vehicles that are also issued by post.

Is a Civil Enforcement Officer required to observe a vehicle before issuing a PCN?

This depends on the contravention. No observation period is required for footway parking or permit contraventions. 

There is no legal requirement for an officer to observe a vehicle on a yellow line, however an officer will observe the vehicle to establish whether the vehicle is loading or unloading.

Penalty Charge Notices legislation

On-street Penalty Charge Notices are issued under Traffic Management Act 2004.

Moving Traffic Contraventions are issued under the Traffic Management Act 2004 and the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Bus Lane Penalty Charge Notices are issued under the London Local Authorities Act 1996. 

How we use the money raised by PCNs

Please see the annual parking reports for details.

PCNs issued and income raised

2019

In the financial year of 19/20, 108,494, of which 4,715 were bus lanes and 35,984 were Moving Traffic Contraventions.

Income for the same period is £6,199,765.62.

Procedures and rules

Please see the London Councils website for details of the procedure we operate with.

Discretionary policy

Read our policy that sets out the criteria we may uphold or dismiss a challenge with.

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