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Welcome to Devon County Council’s Parking Information pages. Devon County Council works in partnership with its eight District Council’s in Devon, to operate a Civil Parking Enforcement Scheme for all on-street waiting and parking restrictions.
Parking on the highway is allowed where it will not cause obstruction to other road users (including pedestrians and cyclists). There are no "rights" to park outside your own house or even in the same road.
Traffic Regulation Orders are in place to control on-street parking to ensure that there are minimal problems with traffic movements. A Traffic Order can also introduce pay and display parking in order to manage short term parking, usually in town centres. Details on Traffic Regulation Orders can be found here. Details of restrictions can also be obtained from Devon County Council, Highways and Traffic Management, PO Box 494, Newton Abbot, TQ12 9GL.
Devon County Council and the District Councils hope that by enforcing parking regulations motorists will be more inclined to park safely and legally reducing any danger or inconvenience to other road users and pedestrians every day.
Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO’s) conduct enforcement patrols daily on most principal roads, including all public/ bank holidays.
Parking incorrectly, such as on double and single yellow lines, in a bus lane, across cycle lanes or in residents' parking bays, even for a few minutes, can cause inconvenience, delays and even danger to other road users.
It is the vehicle driver’s responsibility to check for signs or time plates indicating the days and hours restrictions that apply in the place where they have stopped, before leaving their vehicle parked.
Following these simple rules will help you to avoid receiving a Penalty Charge Notice, and do your bit for Devon by helping to keep traffic moving and reducing CO2 emissions:
If you are unsure of where to park legally, or do not understand the wording on a road side sign, please refer to the Highway Code - Waiting and Parking for further advice.
The council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee. The Joint Committee publishes an Annual Statement of Accounts which is subject to External Audit and the arrangements for 2011/12 can be found at www.patrol-uk.info/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=42&pageID=71.
Find out more
- Dispensation Process
- Parking places for Blue Badge holders - how to apply for a Disabled Parking Bay
- Blue Badges
- Car Park Status
- Park and Ride
- Parking Permits
- Resident Parking
- Civil Parking Enforcement
- Pay and Display
- How and where to park legally
- Pay or Challenge a Parking Fine
If you would like to make a comment or have any queries about parking in Devon please contact us using the details below or complete the online enquiry form.
Devon County Council
Exeter EX2 4QW
Fax: 01392 381459