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Parking enforcement

We’re responsible for enforcing all on-street parking restrictions across Leicestershire. We work alongside District and Borough Councils who are responsible for off-street parking restrictions.

Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) can be issued by Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) when parking restrictions aren’t followed. The aim of Civil Parking Enforcement is to make sure parking restrictions are followed so that fewer vehicles are parked illegally. This will help to:

  • reduce congestion
  • make it easier for people to access parking spaces closer to shops and services
  • improve journey times on public transport
  • improve access for the emergency services
  • allow residents parking schemes to run effectively  

The service provides:

  • CEOs on patrol around the streets and off-street car parks in Leicestershire
  • the repair, repainting and renewal of traffic signs and road markings around the county
  • a centralised administration service for processing PCNs

All monies generated are used to run the service, with any surplus funding improvements to parking and general traffic management in Leicestershire.

Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL)

We are a member of The Joint Committee of England and Wales for the civil enforcement of Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL)

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