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Enforcement is undertaken by NSL (formerly NCP) who have been appointed as the Parking Enforcement Contractor in Elmbridge. Their Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) undertake regular patrols in the Borough, both on and off street, and they are required to issue a parking Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) to any vehicle that they believe is parked in contravention of the parking regulations. Photographs may be taken of the vehicle at the time of the contravention.
Car Parks, Controlled Parking Zones and Waiting Restrictions
Elmbridge Borough Council operates off-street parking enforcement in a number of its public car parks in the Borough. At the same time the Council undertakes on-street parking enforcement of waiting restrictions (yellow lines) throughout the Borough and in Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) in parts of Cobham, East Molesey, Esher, Hersham, Walton on Thames and Weybridge, on behalf of Surrey County Council who are the Highway Authority.
Bank and Public Holidays
On street restrictions apply 365 days a year and on-street parking enforcement patrols take place throughout the year. Restrictions on Bank and Public Holidays are still enforceable and drivers should treat them as they would normally do. It is the responsibility of the driver to check the signs at a location to ensure they are parking legally.
Examples where a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) may be issued
- Parking on a double or single yellow line
- Failing to purchase and display a valid pay and display ticket
- Overstaying a maximum stay period
- Not parking wholly in a marked bay
- Not correctly displaying a disabled badge (the badge should be displayed with the serial number and expiry date clearly showing), accompanied by the time clock
What Happens if the Penalty Charge is not paid or is challenged?
If the penalty charge is not paid on or before the end of the 28 day period as specified on the Penalty Charge Notice or successfully challenged the Council may serve a Notice to Owner (NtO) on the owner of the vehicle requiring payment of the penalty charge. The owner can then make representations to the Council and may appeal to an independent adjudicator if those representations are rejected. The NtO will contain instructions for doing this. If you challenge the PCN but the Council issues a NtO anyway, the owner must follow the instructions on the NtO.
(|How to pay your PCN)
Only authorised bodies can wheel clamp a vehicle - these include:
- the police
- bodies with statutory or other powers (eg airports or train stations)
Elmbridge Borough Council does not licence or regulate any Wheel Clamping Operators, and does not undertake clamping in any of its pay and display car parks.
It is illegal for a landowner to clamp a vehicle that's parked on private land in England, Wales and Scotland.