Leicestershire County Council is responsible for parking enforcement within Leicestershire.

Full information on the scheme can be found on the link below:

Visit the Leicestershire County Council's Parking Matters website

The County Council manages the scheme with district and borough councils, enforcing the restrictions through a team of parking enforcement officers. Parking regulations include:

  • parking on single and double yellow lines
  • disabled parking bays
  • bus stops and bus lanes
  • illegal parking in taxi ranks
  • loading bays
  • short-stay car parking spaces

For issues with illegally parked cars or similar issues, please contact Leicestershire County Council’s Highway Customer Services by telephone on 0116 305 0001 or visit the 'roads and travel' section on the contact section of their website.

Dangerous Parking

Dangerous parking needs to be reported to Leicestershire police. 

Charnwood Borough Council is only able to issue a penalty in areas where there are parking restrictions in place.

We are unable to move vehicles along or take action in areas where there are no restrictions.

Obstructed pavements

Obstructed pavements are another form of illegal dangerous parking. For example, where a vehicle has been parked onto a pavement and there is less than 1.2m clearance between the obstructing vehicle and the edge of the path potentially meaning pedestrians or mobility scooters would have to go into the road to get past.

Where there are signs and lines on the road, the legal parking restrictions includes the pavement. Therefore, parking enforcement officers may be able to issue a parking penalty for parking on the pavement.

Contact Leicestershire County Council Highways

If there are no parking restrictions in place and car is parked dangerously or in a way that would prevent emergency vehicles from accessing the street then it should be reported to the Police as a crime.

Parking on grass verges

If signs and lines are in place then Parking Penalties may be issued for contravening those restrictions. If there are no restrictions in place, then parking enforcement officers do not have any legal powers to issue penalties.

Please contact Leicestershire Highways for safety improvements. Also see Dangerous Parking above.

Paying a parking fine - Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)

You will get a 50 per cent discount on a fine if you pay within 14 days of getting it. If you believe your parking fine was issued in error, you can appeal the decision within 14 days.

Payment of parking fines should be made to Leicestershire County Council using one of the following methods:

You can make cheques (please no cash) payable to Leicestershire County Council. Please write the PCN number on the back of the cheque.

Last updated: Fri 28th April, 2023 @ 12:39