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Parking - enforcement and PCNs

Enforcement and Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)

Full enforcement has resumed for all restrictions

Please move your vehicle as soon as possible if it is parked in a location where parking enforcement was suspended. This includes single yellow lines, limited wait parking bays and residential parking areas.

Traffic wardens are out and taking action against illegal parking. The weekend of 30 and 31 May, there was a 23% increase in the number of fixed penalty charge notices issued compared to the same time last year.

Full enforcement applies on:

  • double yellow lines
  • loading restrictions
  • zig zags at crossings
  • zig zags outside of schools that are currently being used
  • blocking dropped kerbs and essential buildings
  • bus stops
  • payment for parking.

Vehicle removal

We have now enabled a vehicle removal policy across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. If a vehicle is parked illegally, it may be removed. More information can be found on our vehicle removal page.

How to challenge a PCN

If you have been issued a PCN and want to challenge it, you must follow the usual process written on the back of the PCN. You can pay or challenge tickets online.

If you are unwell due to COVID-19 and cannot move your car, you must challenge the PCN using the normal process to let us know.