Statutory guidance

How local authorities should enforce parking restrictions

Regulations for local authorities on how to approach, carry out and review the enforcement of parking restrictions.

Applies to England



Statutory guidance setting out the policy framework on how to approach, carry out and review civil parking enforcement.

Enforcement authorities in England should use this guidance in conjunction with the regulations that give effect to the parking provisions in the Traffic Management Act.

Published 28 February 2008
Last updated 22 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Penalty charge notices can now be issued by post when enforcing parking and loading restrictions in mandatory cycle lanes using evidence from an approved camera device.

  2. New and revised sections on local authority enforcement activities and parking enforcement.

  3. Updated version of statutory guidance published.

  4. A new draft of this guidance has been published.

  5. First published.