Civil Parking Enforcement

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Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) means that Newport City Council will take over the majority of on-street parking enforcement from Gwent Police from 1 July 2019.

Until then, Gwent Police remain responsible for parking enforcement.

Download the Civil Parking Enforcement handbook (pdf) for further information

Parking rules

There are no changes to parking regulations as set out in the Highway Code.

If you have previously parked somewhere outside the parking regulations and continue to park there you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice as our Civil Enforcement Officers start patrolling.

Read about parking provision in Newport

Civil Enforcement Officers

From 1 July 2019 a new team of Civil Enforcement Officers, employed by the council, will patrol the city.

These officers will be able to enforce all parking related restrictions on the public highway if a vehicle is parked unlawfully, including:

  • parking on yellow lines
  • overstaying time limits on parking bays
  • parking across drop kerbs
  • parking more than 50cm from the edge of the kerb

Any parking ticket (Penalty Charge Notice) will be issued by the Civil Enforcement Officers instead of the police.

Other traffic restrictions will continue to be enforced by Gwent Police, including moving traffic offences, dangerous parking etc. 

Newport City Council does not intend to introduce vehicle clamping or removal at this stage.

Penalty Charge Notices

The fine will be either £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days, or £50 for lesser parking offences, again reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days. 

Legislation requires that money from Penalty Charge Notices is used to cover the cost of operating the enforcement service, with any surplus invested in traffic improvement projects.

Civil enforcement officers will not have targets to issue a set number of PCNs.

Appeals process

If you wish to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice, follow the instructions on the reverse of the notice and submit a written challenge within 14 days of issue.

If your challenge is rejected, the discounted rate will be restarted for a further 14 days.

Please do not ignore a Penalty Charge Notice as the charge will increase if it is not paid or if a challenge is not made.

Any further delay may lead to action by enforcement agents (bailiffs), with their costs added to the civil debt.

Download Civil Parking Enforcement FAQs (pdf)

Resident parking schemes

There is no change to resident parking schemes because of CPE.

Read about Newport resident parking schemes

Parking in a resident parking bay without a valid permit displayed will remain a parking contravention after CPE has been introduced and could result in you being issued with a PCN.

Blue Badge holders

CPE does not change the rules for parking for blue badge holders

Blue badge holders can still receive a PCN for certain parking contraventions, please refer to the guidance booklet issued with your blue badge for details. 

Read about disabled parking in Newport

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