Contravention Codes

This is a list of Contravention codes used by Thanet Council for parking offences.  The observation times are guidelines.

  • Higher Penalties are currently £70.00, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.
  • Lower Penalties are currently £50.00, reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days.

See Thanet Council Parking Policy.

(Not all Contravention Codes are used by Thanet Council)

Observation Time & Notes

Contravention

Differential Penalty Charge level

01

5 min

Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours

Higher

02

0 min

Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force

Higher

04

0 min

Parked in a meter bay when penalty time is indicated

Lower

05

10 minute grace period

Parked after the expiry of paid for time at a pay & display bay

Lower

06

0 min

Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket or voucher

Lower

07

0 min

Parked with payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time (‘meter feeding’)

Lower

12

0 min

Parked in a residents’ or shared use parking place or zone without clearly displaying either a permit or voucher or pay & display ticket issued for that place

Higher

16

0 min

Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit

Higher

18

0 min

Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited

Higher

19

0 min

Parked in a residents’ or shared use parking place or zone displaying an invalid permit, invalid voucher or an invalid pay & display ticket.

Lower

21

0 min

Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space

Higher

22

0 min

Re-parked in the same parking place within one hour of leaving

Lower

23

0 min

Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle

Higher

24 0 min

Not parked correctly within the markings

of the bay or space

Lower

25

Goods vehicles 10 mins

Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading Higher

26

0 min

Vehicle parked more than 50 cm from the kerb and not within a designated parking place.

Higher

 

27

 

 

0 min

 
Parked adjacent to a dropped footway Higher

30

 

0 min

 

Parked for longer than permitted

 

Lower

 

40

 

0 min

 

Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s badge.

 
Higher 

45

 

0 min

 

Parked on a taxi rank

 

Higher

 

47

 

0 min

 

Parked on a restricted bus stop/stand

 

Higher

 

48

 

0 min

 

Stopped in a restricted area outside a school

 

Higher

 

49

 

0 min

 

Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track

 

Higher

 

99

 

0 min

 

Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig-zags

 

Higher

 

80

 

0 min

 

Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted

 

Lower

 

81

 

0 min

 

Parked in a restricted area in a car park

 

Higher

 

82

 

10 minute grace period

 

Parked after the expiry of time paid for in a pay & display** car park

 

Lower

 

83

 

0 min

 

Parked in a pay & display** car park without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket

 

Lower

 

85

 

0 min

 

Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit

 

Higher

 

86

 

0 min

 

Parked beyond the bay markings

 

Lower

 

87

 

0 min

 

Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking space without displaying a valid disabled person’s badge in the prescribed manner

 

Higher

 

89

 

0 min

 

Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight and/or height permitted in the area

 

Higher

 

91

 

0 min

 

Parked in an area not designated for that class of vehicle

 

Higher

 

92

 

0 min

 

Parked causing an obstruction

 

Higher

 

93

 

0 min

 

Parked in car park when closed

 

Lower

99

0 min

Pedestrian crossing area (such as a zebra crossing)

Higher