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Guidance for the issuing and processing of PCNs in Nottinghamshire

This operational guidance has been devised by the Notts Parking Partnership and agreed by all participating authorities to ensure that Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued within the County administrative area are dealt with fairly and consistently. It contains details on how dispensations for parking (permits) will be issued by the Partnership and how any appeals against PCNs will be dealt with. The document is subject to regular review and, when appropriate, updates to reflect developing best practice.

The Guidance is split into two sections and can be accessed from the side panel or from the links below.

Introduction

This policy guidance has been prepared by the Civil Parking Enforcement Project Board for Nottinghamshire. This Board comprises of officers or representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council and the District Councils of Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood and the Borough Councils of Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe.

The advice contained within this document is intended to both assist the public in understanding how parking is enforced in the county and to support both council and contracted employees when undertaking enforcement and in particular when assessing representations.

Through the Board, the document will be subject to rigorous and frequent review to ensure that it reflects current best practice nationally. This in turn will enable enforcement to be carried out consistently and clearly across the county. It is stressed however that it is only guidance; each case will be assessed fairly and reasonably on its merits and it is not appropriate to prescribe a response for every set of circumstances. It does, however, indicate likely responses to typical representations that occur and in doing so will assist the public in understanding how their case will be approached and what evidence they should provide to support their representation.

This local guidance is not intended to replace or replicate national guidance but to complement it. The national guidance referred to in the document is the Secretary of State's 'Statutory Guidance to Local Authorities on the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions' (February 2008) and the associated 'Operational Guidance to Local Authorities: Parking Policy and Enforcement (November 2010 revised edition)'. These are referred to as 'National Guidance' within the text.

The guidance is broken down into two sections:

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