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Information for journalists: parking enforcement

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Parking enforcement in London

London's boroughs have carried out parking enforcement since 1993/94 to ensure that the capital's already busy roads are not further congested with unnecessary hazards and are safe for everybody that uses them. 

Penalty charge notices are issued to people parking illegally, wrongly using bus lanes, committing moving traffic offences like stopping in yellow box junctions, or for contraventions under the London Lorry Control Scheme. Less than one per cent of these penalties are appealed through the independent Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS) known as London Tribunals since 2015.

While London Councils provides administrative support to London Tribunals, all the decisions taken on appeals are carried out by Independent Adjudicators. These adjudicators are appointed with the consent of the Lord Chancellor.

Full parking enforcement and appeals statistics of each London borough and Transport for London can be found below. This includes parking, bus lanes and moving traffic Penalty Charge Notices, and those issued under the London lorry control scheme.

These datasets are licensed for reuse under the 'Open Government Licence' .

  • Parking enforcement statistics 2015-16 PDF
  • Parking appeals statistics 2015-16 PDF
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2014-15 PDF
  • Parking appeals statistics 2014-15 PDF
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2013-14 Excel
  • Parking appeals statistics 2013-14 Excel
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2012-13 Excel 
  • Parking appeals statistics 2012-13 Excel 
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2011-12 Excel 
  • Parking appeals statistics 2011-12 Excel 
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2010-11 Excel 
  • Parking appeals statistics 2010-11 Excel 
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2009-10 Excel 
  • Parking appeals statistics 2009-10 Excel  
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2008-09 Excel 
  • Parking appeals statistics 20008-09 Excel  
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2007-08 Excel 
  • Parking appeals statistics 2007-08 Excel  
  • Parking enforcement statistics 2006-07 Excel
  • Parking appeals statistics 2006-07 Excel  

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