Penalty Charge Notices (parking tickets)

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There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak. Additionally, between 5 November and 2 December, you will not be able to use the libraries to make parking payments or collect permits. See Temporary changes to parking for more information.

The parking scheme in Rother is now live. For more details see our information about permits, on street parking and Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)s.

Higher and lower contravention charges

The cost of a PCN is set by legislation. There are two charging bands: higher and lower. The higher charge is £70 and the lower charge is £50, both are reduced by 50% if they are paid within 14 days.

Higher rate contraventions

On-street parking

  • 1 – Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours
  • 2 – Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force
  • 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
  • 16 – Parked in a permit space or zone without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit where required
  • 21 – Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space
  • 23 – Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle
  • 25 – Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading
  • 26 – Parked in a special enforcement area more than 50cm from the edge of the carriageway and not within a designated parking place
  • 27 – Parked in a special enforcement area adjacent to a footway, cycle track or verge to meet the level of the carriageway.
  • 40 – Parked in a designated disabled persons parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled persons badge
  • 42 – Parked in a parking place designated for police vehicles
  • 45 – Parked on a taxi rank
  • 47 – Stopped on a restricted bus stop or stand
  • 48 – Stopped on a restricted area outside a school, a hospital or a fire, police or ambulance station when prohibited.
  • 55 – A commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention of an overnight waiting ban
  • 56 – Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction
  • 61 – A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between two carriageways
  • 62 – Parked with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a carriageway (footway parking)
  • 99 – Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zigzags

Off-street parking

  • 81 – Parked in a restricted area in a car park
  • 85 – Parked without a valid virtual permit or clearly displaying a valid physical permit where required
  • 87 – Parked in a disabled persons parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled persons badge
  • 91 – Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle
  • 92 – Parked causing an obstruction

Lower rate contraventions

On-street parking

  • 5 – Parked after the expiry of paid for time
  • 6 – Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket or voucher
  • 7 – Parked with payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time
  • 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 & display ticket, or after the expiry of paid for time
  • 22 – Re-parked in the same parking place or zone within one hour (or specified time) of leaving
  • 24 – Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay or space
  • 30 – Parked for longer than permitted

Off-street parking

  • 80 – Parked for longer than permitted
  • 82 – Parked after the expiry of paid for time
  • 83 – Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket or voucher or parking clock
  • 84 – Parked with additional payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time
  • 86 – Not correctly parked within the markings of a bay or space
  • 90 – Re-parked in the same car park within one hour (or specified time) after leaving
  • 95 – Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than that designated

Warning Notices

We use warning notices for a limited number of minor contraventions on the first occasion only. Warning notices allow us to notify motorists that they have parked in contravention without issuing a PCN or charge.

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