Contravention Code 12

Parked in a residents or shared use parking place without clearly displaying either a permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place – Contravention Code 12

12R means no residents permit and 12T means no voucher or pay and display ticket.

If you have received a penalty charge notice for this contravention but parked in a shared use bay and failed to display a pay and display ticket then you should also look at contravention code 06.



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. Was the permit in the windscreen obscured for example by a flyer put under the windscreen wiper or where the windscreen was covered in snow! If so your Penalty charge notice may be cancelled if you send in a photocopy of the permit.

2. Quite often motorists are confused by poor signage, for example where pay and display bays join resident’s only bays. Camden council in London are particularly poor at signposting their various restrictions. If the signage is confusing you should take photographs and make representations. If the signage is not clear and does not comply then the contravention did not occur. Remember that there should be a clear and un-obscured sign within 15 metres (3 car lengths) of where you parked. If you have different types of bays adjoining each other for example pay and display bays adjoining residents parking bays then there should be a sign either at the point where the bays meet with arrows pointing each way and clearly showing the different types of enforcement or signs showing each restriction within 5 meters of each side of the demarcation line. We do not believe it sufficient for there to be just demarcation lines in the Road. See diagrams below.

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


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