Our responsibilities

We share parking enforcement powers with the police.

Staffordshire County Council is able to carry out enforcement where parking restrictions exist. If the vehicle(s) in question are in contravention of a Traffic Regulation Order (i.e. parking on double yellow lines) then the Clear Streets team at Staffordshire County Council can communicate with the Stoke on Trent Parking Team who hold the powers necessary to enforce parking and can ticket the offending vehicles. The civil enforcement team can also address the blocking of pedestrian/disabled crossing points and vehicle access crossings.

Any issues of vehicles parked dangerously or causing an obstruction otherwise is a matter for the Police. The Police can also address offences of wilful and unnecessary obstruction on the road or pavement, the blocking of pedestrian/disabled crossing points and vehicle access crossings, dangerous parking on chevrons at pedestrian crossings etc., and issues of double parking or parking too close to a junction. These offences may be subject to immediate fine and do not come under the remit of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs).

Where there are no traffic regulations in place, such as yellow lines, please contact the police via the non-emergency number 101.

What do we enforce?

Please contact us if you have concerns with any of the above.

What do the police enforce?

Illegal obstructions and dangerous parking is dealt with by the police. The police deal with the following:

  • double white lines (moving traffic offence to restrict overtaking)
  • obstruction − e.g. pavements with no parking restrictions
  • dangerous parking where there are no restrictions in place, for example, on bends, brows of hills and junctions
  • dropped kerb access (also CEOs)
  • double parking (vehicles parked obstructively either side of the road)
  • one-way traffic
  • box junctions
  • access only
  • white-hatched areas
  • pedestrian crossings (also CEOs)

Please contact the police via the non-emergency contact number 101, if you have concerns with any of the above.

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