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Our officers are here to ensure road safety, your safety, and a fair share of parking space and time. Please respect them as they go about their duty on your behalf.
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Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) enforce off-street and on-street car parking in Derbyshire.

This includes:

  • off-street car parks owned by the district councils
  • pay and display parking
  • residents' parking schemes
  • double yellow lines
  • and other parking restrictions

They will check to see if cars are parked appropriately and if not they will issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

There are set observation periods for a different contravention and CEOs will ask a motorist to move a vehicle, if he/she is in the vehicle prior to issuing a PCN.

Here are some typical contraventions that our CEOs will issue you a penalty charge notice for:

  • parking on double yellow lines
  • parking on single yellow lines during the times shown on the sign
  • parking in a loading bay unless loading or unloading during the times shown
  • parking on zig zag markings and pedestrian crossings
  • overstaying your time in a limited waiting bay
  • overstaying your times in council car parks
  • parking in a bus lane or taxi rank
  • parking in a disabled parking space unless you display a valid blue badge

CEOs do not have individual discretion when issuing PCNs and will not take any mitigating circumstances (such as a dental appointment overrunning) into account at the time of issue. Any circumstances will be considered by the appeals staff at a later date. This will ensure consistency and prevent CEOs having to make judgement calls in potentially hostile situations.


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