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Enforcement of parking offences is shared between the police and local authorities. Before reporting a parking issue, check whether it is a council responsibility.

Parking becomes a police issue when a vehicle is causing a dangerous obstruction or has been parked in such a way that it is causing a hazard to other road users or pedestrians. If this is the case, you can report online by clicking here, giving us details about your concerns.

If a parking issue is a pain or a nuisance then you will need to contact your local council.

If a vehicle is blocking you from leaving your property and you cannot in any way manoeuvre around it, even awkwardly, then that is a police issue. If you can awkwardly manoeuvre around the vehicle then this is a council issue.

If a vehicle is blocking you from parking on your drive then this is a council issue as it's possible for you to park somewhere else.

You should try to locate and speak to the owner of the vehicle before contacting your local council.

 

Page last updated: 11 May 2018