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Civil Parking Enforcement

Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) means the local council, not the police, enforces parking contraventions. We manage our Civil Parking Enforcement using guidance from the Traffic Management Act 2004.

Council-employed Civil Enforcement Officers patrol Council-operated car parks and roads where there are parking controls. They issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) if a restriction is contravened.

The civil enforcement area

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation Order 2016 (opens new window) gives Gateshead Council civil parking enforcement powers over more roads in the borough. You can view the public notice (PDF) [44KB] (opens new window) we have to display as part of this process.

Parking enforcement guidelines

To ensure a consistent approach to challenges and appeals against Penalty Charge Notices, we've produced a Parking enforcement guidelines manual (PDF) [696KB] (opens new window) . This covers most of the circumstances that regularly occur in letters, representations or appeals to the independent adjudicator. It is not intended as a guide to processing Penalty Charge Notices, nor to replace knowledge of the regulations and the council's policies and practices. It is simply a reference manual for common situations that arise in letters, representations and appeals. Categories are in alphabetical order.

Communities and Environment Enforcement Policy

Mobile CCTV enforcement

We use a vehicle equipped with approved CCTV equipment (sometimes called a "camera car") to enforce some restrictions.

Annual report

The Traffic Management Act 2004 encourages us to publish an annual report on our enforcement activities.

The annual report explains how we manage parking and the services provided by the parking team.

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