Management of on Street Parking
North Herts District Council is responsible for managing, directly or indirectly, all on-street and some off-street parking in the district.
The Road Traffic Act 1991 (RTA) enabled local authorities to enforce the management of parking. The Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) provides a single framework for the civil enforcement of parking, bus lanes and some moving traffic offences. This is applicable only to on-street parking and car parks owned by local Councils. It does not apply to car parks owned by the private sector, unless they are regulated by an order made under S35 of the Road Traffic Act Regulation Act 1984.
Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)
A parking ticket (or PCN) will be issued if a restriction is contravened. Read more about Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). Civil Enforcement Officers have no quotas or targets to meet and are not given any bonuses for issuing tickets.
The Police will continue to enforce other traffic offences which can result in penalty points on a driving licence. This includes dangerous parking, causing an obstruction, parking on pedestrian crossings and all moving traffic offences.