Parking fines

Parking fines (also known as parking tickets or Penalty Charge Notices) are issued to vehicles that are parked in contravention of the parking restrictions. Civil Enforcement Officers employed by Carlisle City Council issue parking fines using handheld computers. Once printed, these cannot be cancelled at the roadside.

You must either pay the parking fine or challenge the parking fine.

Parking fines are issued in accordance with Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (external link). They will not result in a criminal record or points being added to a driving licence.

Why we restrict parking

Parking restrictions are enforced in order to

  • Improve road safety;
  • Reduce congestion;
  • Improve access to public transport; and
  • Reduce commuter parking in residential areas.

Electronic forms

Electronic forms can be completed and submitted online, with no paper involved, which is not only our preferred method; it's kinder to the environment as well.

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Carlisle City Council
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