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We work in partnership with the District and City Councils to enforce on-street waiting and parking restrictions. Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO’s) conduct enforcement patrols daily on most principal roads, including all public/ bank holidays.
Parking incorrectly, on double or single yellow lines, bus or cycle lanes, crossing places, loading bays or in permit only bays, even for a few minutes, can cause inconvenience, delays and even danger to other road users or pedestrians. It is the vehicle driver’s responsibility to check the signs or time plates indicating the days and times the restrictions apply in that place before leaving their parked vehicle, and where they are required, ensure any ticket or permit details can be clearly read from outside of the vehicle.
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.
If you have received a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and are unsure what to do next, please see our information on Penalty Charge Notices or follow the instructions on the back of the PCN. Do not ignore the PCN.
Traffic Regulation Orders are in place to control on-street parking to ensure that there are minimal problems with traffic movements. Details on Traffic Regulation Orders can be found here. Traffic Orders may only be introduced, or modified after consultation with the public who are most likely to be affected conditions imposed by the making of the Traffic Regulation Order.
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
Find out more
- Dispensation Process
- Parking places for Blue Badge holders - how to apply for a Disabled Parking Bay
- Blue Badge Parking Permits
- 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