Surrey County Council (SCC) is responsible for putting in new parking restrictions (or removing them) and maintaining the associated signs and lines.
We implement new waiting restrictions as as part of parking reviews. These are carried out annually by the SCC Parking Team and the SCC Local Committee in Tandridge, who make decisions about highway matters.
Parking Enforcement and Fines
The changes to enforcement
Since 1 April 2023, on street parking enforcement in Surrey has been carried out by NSL working on behalf of Surrey County Council. Prior to that date it was carried out by the borough and district councils, on our behalf, and they continue to carry out parking enforcement in their own car parks. On street parking fines (known as penalty charge notices) will be issued by NSL (part of Marston (Holdings) Ltd), working on SCC’s behalf.
Details on how to pay or challenge a notice will be explained on the back of the notice. Resident parking permits will be issued by NSL.
Here is a list of typical parking offences giving the respective authority that would deal with their enforcement:
- Parked in contravention of a waiting restriction (yellow line) – Sevenoaks District Council Parking Enforcement
- Parking bays including resident permit schemes and disabled/other bays – Sevenoaks Parking Enforcement or Surrey Police.
- School zig zags – Sevenoaks Parking Enforcement
- Pedestrian crossing zig zags – Sevenoaks Parking Enforcement or Surrey Police
- Loading restrictions – Sevenoaks Parking Enforcement
- Parking in front of a dropped kerb – Sevenoaks Parking Enforcement or Surrey Police
Note: A resident can call the police or Sevenoaks District Council if a car that does not belong to them blocks their kerb access. Neither authority is likely to physically remove the obstructing vehicle but they may issue a penalty to the offending vehicle owner.
- Parking on the footway – if the footway is obstructed by a parked car then call Surrrey Police.
Note: Waiting restrictions apply to the footway as well, so where these are present they can be enforced. If there are no waiting restrictions and vehicles park obstructively on the footway, Surrey Police can take action. As a rule an obstruction on the footway means a wheelchair or pushchair couldn’t get through.
- Parking on grass verges – Sevenoaks Parking Enforcement or Surrey Highways
Note: Waiting restrictions apply to the back of the footway so can be enforced even if a car is parked on the verge behind the kerb. If there are no waiting restrictions Surrey Highways may consider putting in posts to prevent parking on highway verges.
Phone 101 or 01483 571212
Surrey County Council – Parking Team (for changes to parking restrictions)
Phone 0300 200 1003