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Penalty charge notices

Details of penalty charge notices with frequently asked questions

Parking in Middlesbrough is enforced in accordance with the Traffic Management Act 2004 (Part 6 Civil Parking Enforcement). This came into force on the 31st March 2008. It introduces Civil Parking Enforcement which is designed to create a reasonable, transparent and proportionate system of parking enforcement that is applied consistently across the country.

Council staff who enforce parking restrictions are called Civil Enforcement Officers and they issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCN'S) to vehicles that are parked in contravention.The Traffic Management Act 2004 also allows Penalty Charge Notices to be sent in the post if the Civil Enforcement Officer was either prevented from serving the notice or if the vehicle was driven away before the Penalty Charge Notice could be served.

Civil Parking Enforcement introduced differential penalty charge levels. A higher level £70 penalty charge for parking in a place where it is always prohibited, such as on waiting and loading restrictions or for parking in a disabled bay without displaying a valid badge. A lower level £50 penalty charge was introduced for less serious contraventions such as overstaying in a parking place or for parking outside of a marked bay. To encourage prompt payment both higher and lower level penalty charges are reduced by 50% for payments made within 14 days. If you would like to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

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