Contravention Code 04

Parked in a meter bay when penalty time is indicated. You must move your car before the time purchased has expired.


How to have your penalty charge notice (PCN) for this parking contravention cancelled.

We may be able to assist you in having your penalty charge notice for this contravention cancelled.

Follow our 3 stage process:

1 Check: Specific grounds for appeal for this contravention (below on this page)
This may also include diagrams and pictures showing signage requirements etc.

2 Check: General grounds for appeal
Applies to most contraventions.

3 Check: Summarised parking adjudicators decisions
Includes details of example cases won.


Specific grounds of appeal for this contravention


1. It is important to note that this contravention code only applies to meter bays and not pay and display bays. If you were parked in a pay and display bay and have been issued with a ticket showing this contravention code then you should appeal and visa versa.

2. Was the ticket issued before the expiry time shown on the meter, if so the practice of issuing Penalty charge notices before the time has expired does happen.  A photograph of the meter is your proof.

3. The Traffic Sign’s and general directs regulations 2002  states that the designated width of a parking bay should be 1.8 metres and the maximum should be 2.7 metres. The length should be at least 4.5 and to a max of 6.6 metres.Please see diagram below.

Below we show diagrams of the road markings which must be in situ and much more information that will help you decide whether to appeal against your penalty charge notice.


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