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 contraventions.


Secretary of State’s statutory guidance to local authorities on the civil enforcement of parking contraventions

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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 20 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. New and revised sections on local authority enforcement activities and parking enforcement.

  2. Updated version of statutory guidance published.

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

  4. First published.