Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) is carried out on our behalf by your local borough or district council. Please select from the list below to be directed to information about parking fines in your area.
Please note that Surrey Police will still issue parking fines when drivers park dangerously or cause an obstruction e.g. parking on zig zag lines.
The County Council publishes an annual report detailing the number of Penalty Charge Notices issued as well as the income and costs associated with parking enforcement in each of the 11 District and Borough Council areas. Further information is available to download and view at the bottom of this page.
New levels of penalty charge
Recognising that some parking offences have greater impact than others, the Traffic Management Act 2004 introduces different levels of penalty charges, depending on the seriousness of the offence.
For example, parking on a yellow line, or in a disabled bay without a blue badge, will attract a higher penalty (£70) while staying too long in a free parking place is reduced to £50. This provides a greater deterrent to those who are tempted to park in a way that causes danger, disruption or makes life more difficult for those more vulnerable. Charges will be halved if paid early (within 14 days).
As from 31 March 2008, the following penalty charges have applied in Surrey:
- Higher level penalty charge £70
- Lower level penalty charge £50
- Higher level penalty charge (paid early) £35
- Lower level penalty charge (paid early) £25
- Higher level penalty charge (paid after service of charge certificate) £105
- Lower level penalty charge (paid after service of charge certificate) £75
The new legislation also aims to be fair to those on the receiving end of a ticket. If you challenge the ticket within the 14 day discount period the local authority should respond within 14 days. If you challenge the ticket but are unsuccessful, the local authority should consider re-offering the early payment discount. In addition, wheel clamping and removal of vehicles are discouraged except for people who persistently break the law.
Enforcement officers will also be able to issue tickets for parking on zigzag lines at pedestrian crossings, taxi ranks and for double parking.
Local councils will be able to serve penalty charge notices by post if the driver has driven away or become aggressive before the ticket can be served, and will also be able to use CCTV evidence to issue a ticket.
The new national guidance seeks to focus local authorities on tackling road safety and congestion, and we will carry out regular reviews to make sure that the intended results are being achieved. This will be in consultation with the borough and district councils which enforce the rules on its behalf with other local people and organisations.
David Munro, the Executive Member for Transport, said "The new rules should see fewer drivers creating hazards and congestion on our roads, while those whose parking offences are less antisocial will pay less."
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Reasons for receiving a higher level penalty charge (on-street)
Reason followed by associated code.
- Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours - 01
- Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force - 02
- Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place without clearly displaying either a permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place - 12
- Parked in an electric vehicles' charging place during restricted hours without charging - 14
- Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit - 16
- Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited - 18
- Parked in a loading gap marked by a yellow line - 20
- Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space - 21
- Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle - 23
- Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading - 25
- Vehicle parked more than 50 centimetres from the edge of the carriageway and not within a designated parking place - 26
- Parked adjacent to a dropped footway - 27
- Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's badge - 40
- Parked in a parking place designated for diplomatic vehicles - 41
- Parked in a parking place designated for police vehicles - 42
- Parked on a taxi rank - 45
- Stopped where prohibited (on a red route or clearway) - 46
- Stopped on a restricted bus stop or stand - 47
- Stopped in a restricted area outside a school - 48
- Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track - 49
- A commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention of an overnight waiting ban - 55
- Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction - 56
- Parked in contravention of a coach ban - 57
- A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between two carriageways - 61
- Parked with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a carriageway (footway parking) - 62
- Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig-zags - 99
Reasons for receiving a higher level penalty charge (off-street)
Reason followed by associated code.
- Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse - 70
- Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited - 74
- Parked in a restricted area in a car park - 81
- Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit - 85
- Parked in a disabled person's parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's badge - 87
- Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight and/or height and/or length permitted in the area - 89
- Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle - 91
- Parked causing an obstruction - 92
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