Parking in your area

How to get a permit, avoid a fine and report a vehicle parked where it shouldn’t be.

We want it to be easy for you to park outside your homes. UK Car Park Management Ltd (CPM), who manage our car parking schemes, carry out regular warden patrols, ensure bays are clearly marked and put up signs advising people where they can and cannot leave their vehicles. They also issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park incorrectly.

Purchase, renew or replace a parking permit or visitor scratch card

Application forms can also be emailed or posted to you.

How to report illegal parking

Incorrectly parked vehicles can be reported anonymously 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Photographic evidence of any contraventions can also be submitted.

If appropriate, CPM will follow this up by sending a parking charge notice to the vehicle owner via the postal service.

How to appeal a parking penalty

Appeal a parking charge notice online or write to Payments & Collections, UK CPM, PO Box 3114, Lancing, BN15 5BR. Each appeal is assessed on an individual basis, with a decision made in 14-28 days.

If dissatisfied with the outcome, you can appeal to the Independent Appeals Service (IAS), operated by London Councils. A qualified and practising solicitor or barrister will consider the lawfulness of the charge, but not any mitigating circumstances.

If the IAS allows the appeal, the penalty charge notice will be cancelled. If refused, you have 14 days to pay the full fee of £100. The discounted early payment fee of £60 will no longer be available.

Flexible payment options are available for low income families.

Impact of changes to the Private Parking Code of Practice

We’re working with UK Car Park Management Ltd (CPM) to ensure our sites are compliant with the Government's changes to the Private Parking Code of Practice by the end of 2023.

Please note there are no changes to parking schemes at the present time. We’ll keep you updated when we receive further information.

Parking Code of Practice timeline covering the period of April 2022 to 1 January 2024

What we know about the changes to the Private Parking Code of Practice

What will change?

A Parking Charge Notice (PCN) will become known as a Notice of Parking Charge (NPC).

  • NPC (formerly PCNs) rates shall alter dependent upon the location of the parking area, the type of breach and whether or not parking is invited or not invited.
  • There will be a reduction in new NPC values by up to 50% (this will vary in London).
  • A single, clearer, and fairer independent appeals system will be introduced.
  • Debt collection fees will be removed, where an NPC is unpaid.
  • Sanctions for operators who breach the revised Code of Practice will be introduced.

The new rules will bring private parking in line with council rules. Private parking operators will be required to put the new rules into place by the end of 2023 for existing sites and for all new sites at the end of 2022 at the latest.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) are responsible for ensuring the rules are followed. Operators that fail to comply can be banned from accessing DVLA data, which means they'd struggle to contact people, or they could even be barred from collecting charges from motorists at all.