Parking contraventions

Penalty charges

Trafford Council has a structure of different charges for the amount of  penalty charges that will apply for parking within the Trafford area.

Higher Level

  • Higher level penalty charge - £70
  • Higher level penalty charge paid early - £35
  • Higher level penalty charge paid after service of charge certificate - £105

Lower Level

  • Lower level penalty charge - £50
  • Lower level penalty charge paid early - £25
  • Lower level penalty charge paid after service of charge certificate - £75

Higher and Lower Level Contravention Definitions

On-street Lower Level

On street lower level charges
Code Description Differential Level 
5 Parked after the expiry of paid for time Lower
6 Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket or voucher   Lower
7 Parked with payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time Lower
19 Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place or zone displaying an invalid permit, an invalid voucher or an invalid pay and display ticket Lower
22 Re-parked in the same parking place or zone within one hour of leaving  Lower
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay or space Lower
30 Parked for longer than permitted Lower
63 Parked with engine running where prohibited Lower

 On-Street Higher Level

On street higher level charges
Code Description Differential Level
1 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours  Higher
2 Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force  Higher
12 Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place or zone without clearly displaying either a permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place  Higher
16 Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit Higher
18 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited Higher
21 Parked in a suspended bay or space or part of bay or space Higher
23 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle  Higher
25 Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading Higher
40 Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without displaying a valid disabled person's badge in the prescribed manner  Higher
45 Parked on a taxi rank  Higher
46 Stopped where prohibited (on a red route or clearway)  Higher
47 Stopped on a restricted bus stop or stand  Higher
48 Stopped in a restricted area outside a school when prohibited  Higher
49 Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track or lane   Higher
55 A commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention of the Overnight Waiting Ban   Higher
56 Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction  Higher
57 Parked in contravention of a coach ban     Higher
61 A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between two carriageways  Higher
62 Parked with one or more wheels on or over a footpath or any part of a road other than a carriageway Higher
99 Stopped on a pedestrian crossing or crossing area marked by zigzags  Higher

Off-street Lower Level

Off Street lower level charges
Code Description Differential Level 
73 Parked without payment of the parking charge  Lower
80 Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted  Lower
82 Parked after the expiry of paid for time  Lower
83 Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket or voucher or parking clock  Lower
84 Parked with additional payment made to extend the stay beyond time first purchased  Lower
86 Parked beyond the bay markings  Lower
90 Re-parked within one hour of leaving a bay or space in a car park  Lower
93 Parked in car park when closed  Lower
94 Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying two valid pay and display tickets when required  Lower
95 Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than the designated purpose for the parking place  Lower
96 Parked with engine running where prohibited   Lower

Off-street Higher Level

Off-Street Higher Level charges
Code Description Differential Level 
70 Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse  Higher
74 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited  Higher
81 Parked in a restricted area in a car park  Higher
85 Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit  Higher
87 Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without displaying a valid disabled person's badge in the prescribed manner  Higher
89 Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight or height or length permitted in the area  Higher
91 Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle   Higher
92 Parked causing an obstruction  Higher

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