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Coronavirus: changes to parking enforcement

In light of coronavirus and the government's instruction to self-isolate and maintain social distancing, we understand that residents are working and staying at home more than usual. This has changed parking patterns and we are adjusting our parking enforcement approach accordingly. Please see our changes to parking enforcement page for more details.

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:

  • Elmbridge
  • Epsom and Ewell
  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Spelthorne
  • Surrey Heath In Surrey Heath, Woking Borough Council carry out on street enforcement, including in service areas, but Surrey Heath Borough Council are responsible for enforcement in their car parks.
  • Tandridge In Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council carry out on street enforcement on behalf of the county council and Sevenoaks District Council carries out off street enforcement (in car parks) on behalf of the district council.
  • Waverley In Waverley, Guildford Borough Council carry out on street enforcement but Waverley Borough Council are responsible for enforcement in their car parks.
  • Woking

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.

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