Contravention codes for civil parking enforcement, England-wide

Table 1. Higher-level parking contravention codes on-street

Suffixes contained in table 1 to table 8 are in common use in London. Local authorities outside London may also use them if they choose to do so.

Code General suffix(es) Description Notes
01 ajoyz Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours. Code-specific suffixes apply. Suffixes y and z for disabled badge holders only. See additional notes.
02 ajo Parked or loading and unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading and unloading restrictions are in force. Code-specific suffixes apply. See additional notes.
12 arstuwy4 Parked in a residents’ or shared use parking place or zone without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place where required, or without payment of the parking charge Code-specific suffixes apply.
14 ay89 Parked in an electric vehicles’ charging place during restricted hours without charging.  
16 abdehqstwxyz4569 Parked in a permit space or zone without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit where required. Code-specific suffixes apply. Suffix ‘s’ only for use where bay is completely non-resident.
18 abcdefghmprsvxy12356789 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited.  
20   Parked in a part of a parking place marked by a yellow line where waiting is prohibited.  
21 abcdefghlmnpqrsuvxy1256789 Parked wholly or partly in a suspended bay or space.  
23 abcdefghklprsvwxy123789 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle. Suffix required to fully describe contravention
25 n2 Parked in a loading place or bay during restricted hours without loading. On-street loading bay or place.
26 n Parked in a special enforcement area more than 50cm from the edge of the carriageway and not within a designated parking place.  
27 no Parked in a special enforcement area adjacent to a footway, cycle track or verge lowered to meet the level of the carriageway.  
28 no Parked in a special enforcement area on part of the carriageway raised to meet the level of a footway, cycle track or verge.  
40 n Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without displaying a valid disabled person’s badge in the prescribed manner.  
41   Stopped in a parking place designated for diplomatic vehicles.  
42   Parked in a parking place designated for police vehicles.  
43   Stopped on a cycle docking station parking place.  
45 nw Stopped on a taxi rank. ‘Stopped’ may be varied to ‘waiting’.
46 n Stopped where prohibited (on a red route or clearway).  
47 jn Stopped on a restricted bus stop or stand.  
48 j Stopped in a restricted area outside a school, a hospital or a fire, police or ambulance station when prohibited. CCTV can be used on a restricted area outside a school only.
49 j Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track or lane.  
55   A commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention of the overnight waiting ban.  
56   Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction. Non-overnight waiting restriction.
57   Parked in contravention of a bus ban. Non-overnight waiting restriction.
61 124cgn A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between 2 carriageways. Code-specific suffixes apply.
62 124cgn Parked with one or more wheels on or over a footpath or any part of a road other than a carriageway. Code-specific suffixes apply.
99 no Stopped on a pedestrian crossing or crossing area marked by zigzags. Pedestrian crossings.

Table 2. Higher-level parking contravention codes off-street

Code General suffix(es) Description Notes
70   Parked in a loading place or bay during restricted hours without loading. Off-street loading areas.
71   Parked in an electric vehicles’ charging place during restricted hours without charging. Off-street car parks.
74 prs Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited. Off-street car parks.
78 abdefghklpquv156789 Parked wholly or partly in a suspended bay or space. Off-street car parks.
81 o Parked in a restricted area in an off-street car park or housing estate. Off-street car parks.
85 abtrwyz45 Parked without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit where required. Off-street car parks. Code-specific suffixes apply.
87   Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without displaying a valid disabled person’s badge in the prescribed manner. Off-street car parks.
89   Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight or height or length permitted. Off-street car parks.
91 cg Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle. Off-street car parks.
92 o Parked causing an obstruction. Off-street car parks.

Table 3. General parking

General Suffix and Description
a) permit holder only electric vehicle charging bay b) businessbay c) buses only d) doctor’sbay e) car club bay
f) free parking bay g) motorcycle bay h) hospital bay i) wrong type of voucher j) camera enforcement
k) ambulance bay l) loading place m) parking meter n) red route o) blue badge holder
p) pay & display q) market traders’ bay r) residents’ bay s) shared use bay t) voucher/P&D ticket used in permit bay
u) electronic payment v) voucher w) e-scooter bay x) disabled bay y) electric solo motorcycle bay
1) electric vehicles bay 2) goods vehicle loading bays 3) bicycle bay 4) virtual permit 5) dedicated disabled bay
6) hotel bay 7) taxis only 8) zero emission capable taxis only 9) electric vehicle car club bay 0) local buses/trams only

Table 4. Restricted street

Code and Description Suffix
Code 01 - Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours. Suffix a) ‘temporary traffic order’ (code-specific).
Code 02 - Parked or loading or unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading and unloading restrictions are in force. Suffix a) ‘temporary traffic order’ (code specific).

Table 4. Permit contravention

Code and Description Suffix
Code 01 - Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours. w) ‘wrong parking zone’ (code specific), x) ‘incorrect VRM’ (code specific), y) ‘obscured/illegible permit’ for Blue Badge contraventions only, z) ‘out of date permit’ for Blue Badge contraventions only
Code 12 - Parked in a residents’ or shared use parking place or zone without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place where required, or without payment of the parking charge. w) ‘wrong parking zone’ (code specific), x) ‘incorrect VRM’ (code specific), y) ‘obscured/illegible permit’ (code specific), z) ‘out of date permit’
Code 16 - Parked in a permit space or zone without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit where required. w) ‘wrong parking zone’ (code specific), x) ‘incorrect VRM’ (code specific), y) ‘obscured/illegible permit’ (code specific), z) ‘out of date permit’
Code 19 - Parked in a residents’ or shared use parking place or zone with an invalid virtual permit or displaying an invalid physical permit or voucher or pay and display ticket, or after the expiry of paid for time. w) ‘wrong parking zone’ (code specific), x) ‘incorrect VRM’ (code specific), y) ‘obscured/illegible permit’ (code specific), z) ‘out of date permit’
Code 85 - Parked without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit where required. w) ‘wrong parking zone’ (code specific), x) ‘incorrect VRM’ (code specific), y) ‘obscured/illegible permit’ (code specific), z) ‘out of date permit’

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