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Contravention Code 26

Vehicle parked more than 50cm from the kerb, and not then within a designated parking space. You may not ‘double Park’. This applies even if no other vehicle is present – Contravention Code 26



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. You may not double park this applies even if there are no other vehicles present. Obviously double parking can cause an obstruction. Some councils over enforce this and others do not enforce it. Camden council in London installed a CCTV camera in a Road called Albert street. This road is a quiet residential street. Many homeowners double parked outside their homes whilst unloading heavy shopping or collecting or dropping off children. Camden council issued thousands of tickets and there was uproar from residents. They then agreed to give a grace period. Westminster council allow residents to double park at some locations outside of controlled hours as they sell many more permits than they have spaces for. Of course this policy can change at any time.


Please see our section on parking adjudicators decisions which will have details of cases for this contravention.


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