Civil Parking Enforcement Policy

Parking enforcement is undertaken to keep roads safe and traffic flowing and to safeguard the interests of residents, including Blue Badge holders. A regular turnaround of parking spaces will encourage visitors, and ensure that traders and residents can go about their business conveniently and without frustrating delays caused by illegal parking.

From 31 March 2008 the Kent Local Authorities are operating parking regulations called Civil Parking Enforcement.

The policy guidance represents a basis for fairness and discretion to be applied in the enforcement of Penalty Charge Notices.

The policy guidelines cover:

  • Observation times for enforcement staff 
  • The statutory grounds upon which representations may be made to the Council
  • Mitigating circumstances
  • The acceptance or rejection of representations

Read the South East Parking Managers Group Civil Parking Enforcement Policy