Broxbourne Borough Council is responsible for the enforcement of
parking controls in the Council's car parks and on street
throughout the Borough.
On 31 March 2008 legislation was introduced by the
Government which affects the way Councils throughout the country
deal with parking enforcement. This is the Traffic Management Act
2004 and the most significant changes include:
- Decriminalised Parking Enforcement has become Civil Parking
- A two-tier level of penalty charges to reflect the seriousness
of the contravention
- Parking attendants are now known as civil enforcement officers
- The power to serve a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) by post if the
driver drives away before the PCN can be served
- CEOs can enforce parking across dropped footways which causes
New tariffs for Penalty Charge Notices
|Higher level penalty charge
Lower level penalty charge
£70 (discounted to £35 if paid within 14 days including date of
£50 (discounted to £25 if paid within 14 days including date of
What happens if I do not challenge or pay the PCN?
- If the correct payment is not received and no written
representations have been received within 28 days, a 'Notice to
Owner' will be issued
- If payment is not received within 28 days of this Notice, the
charge increases by 50 per cent, and a charge certificate will be
- Failure to pay the increased amount may result in the
registration of the debt at the County Court which can
result in bailiffs being instructed to recover the monies
- It is therefore very important not to ignore the PCN – either
pay it as soon as possible or write to the Council setting out the
details of your representation.
Please note: Once a ticket has been issued, it
cannot be cancelled by a CEO, so please do not ask. Threatening
behaviour, verbal or physical abuse towards CEOs will not be
tolerated, and will be reported to the police. Please make a representation to the Council who
will consider the circumstances of the ticket's issue.
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
patrol-uk. This website also provides further information about
Penalty Charge Notices.
The Council's parking policy can be viewed in the related links
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