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Parking fines

Parking enforcement

In Surrey, on street parking enforcement is carried out by the borough and district councils, on behalf of Surrey County Council, and they may issue parking fines known as penalty charge notices (PCNs). The borough and district councils also carry out parking enforcement in their car parks.

PCNs can be issued for parking in contravention of formal parking controls such as parking on yellow lines or yellow zigzags, in a permit parking area without a permit, or overstaying on a time limited parking bay. PCNs can also be issued for parking in-front of a dropped kerb under certain circumstances, and double parking. Please contact your borough or district council to report any such illegal parking.

Where parking is dangerous or obstructive and there are no formal parking controls in place, the police are the only authority that can take action against this. Examples of this could be parking close to a junction or on a footway causing it to become blocked. In this case please report the problem to your local neighbourhood police team, on the non-emergency phone number 101.

Pay or challenge a parking fine

For further information about PCNs or to pay or challenge a fine, contact your borough or district council:

Annual parking report

We publish an annual report detailing the number of Penalty Charge Notices issued on our behalf, as well as the income and costs associated with parking enforcement in each of Surrey's districts and boroughs.