Parking enforcement

Our Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) patrol the borough to ensure that parking and waiting restrictions are being complied with.

A penalty charge notice (PCN) can be issued by the CEOs when a parking regulation is broken. A PCN requires payment of a penalty charge, but does not result in a criminal record or points on a driving licence.

View the council’s policy on civil parking enforcement

We are a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee.

The council are not responsible for vehicles parked:

  • in supermarkets and retail parks
  • at the railway station
  • in the hospital car parks
  • in Festival Place
  • on trunk roads in the district or on the M3 motorway
  • on the public highway if there are no parking restrictions in place
  • in private developments or housing association parking areas any on-street restrictions such as yellow lines or resident's parking areas
  • in controlled parking zones (these are the responsibility of Hampshire County Council)

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