Civil Parking Enforcement is where local authorities take over responsibility for enforcing ‘on street and off street’ parking restrictions from the police.
These powers were introduced by the Road Traffic Act 1991 (amended by the Traffic Management Act 2004) and local authorities have to apply to central government to take on the powers and responsibility for parking enforcement.
When CPE is put into place, the key differences will be that:
A new Parking Enforcement Procedures Manual has been produced for motorists by the county and district councils. This general public guide aims to:
You can find out more information on the Lincolnshire County Council’s website: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/cpe.