Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)
We operate decriminalized parking in accordance with the Traffic Management Act 2004. Civil Enforcement Officers are directly employed by us to patrol off-street car parks and to issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) if vehicles are parked in contravention of the regulations.
There are different penalties, depending on the seriousness of the contravention:
|81||Parked in a restricted area in a car park||Higher||£70|
|82||Parked after the expiry of paid for time||Lower||£50|
|83||Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket||Lower||£50|
|85||Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit||Higher||£70|
|86||Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay or space||Lower||£50|
|87||Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without displaying a valid disabled person's badge in the prescribed manner||Higher||£70|
|91||Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle||Higher||£70|
|93||Parked in a car park when closed||Lower||£50|
|94||Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying two valid pay and display tickets when required||Lower||£50|
The registered keeper, not the driver, is responsible for the parking penalty under 'keeper liability'.
Cumbria County Council regulates parking on-street.
The police have retained powers to enforce all areas for obstruction and are also responsible for trunk roads.