We enforce restrictions on where you can park a vehicle, load a vehicle and wait in a vehicle around Thurrock. Signs are in place on streets and other areas where restrictions apply.
The main reasons for parking enforcement are to:
- encourage sensible and legal parking
- reduce traffic congestion on our roads
- allow buses and service vehicles to operate more effectively
- make our roads safer
- support town centres by encouraging those who park all day, such as commuters, to use of long-stay car parks rather than short-stay spaces
- help Blue Badge holders by enforcing disabled parking spaces
- discourage drivers from parking in front of dropped kerbs
- control where heavy vehicles can park
- improve the general environment
You can report to us on-going problems that need parking enforcement.
Our Civil Enforcement Officers – previously known as parking attendants – enforce restrictions for on-street parking and pay-and-display car parks.
Penalty charge notices
Penalty charge notices (PCNs) – also called 'parking fines' – are issued when a motorist parks or drives a vehicle in a way that breaks restrictions. For more information, go to:
- why we issue penalty charge notices
- how to pay a penalty charge notice
- how to appeal against a penalty charge notice
We are a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee.