Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) means that from 1 July 2019 Newport City Council has taken over the majority of on-street parking enforcement from Gwent Police.
Download the Civil Parking Enforcement handbook (pdf) for further information
There are no changes to parking regulations as set out in the Highway Code.
If you have previously parked somewhere outside the parking regulations and continue to park there you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice from as our Civil Enforcement Officers patrol.
Read about parking provision in Newport
Civil Enforcement Officers
A team of Civil Enforcement Officers, employed by the council, will patrol the city from 1 July 2019.
These officers will be able to enforce all parking related restrictions on the public highway if a vehicle is parked unlawfully, including:
- parking on yellow lines
- overstaying time limits on parking bays
- parking across drop kerbs
- parking more than 50cm from the edge of the kerb
Any parking ticket (Penalty Charge Notice) will be issued by the Civil Enforcement Officers instead of the police.
Other traffic restrictions will continue to be enforced by Gwent Police, including moving traffic offences, dangerous parking etc.
Newport City Council does not intend to introduce vehicle clamping or removal at this stage.
Although we are unable to respond immediately, we will use any information to plan future patrols
Penalty Charge Notices
The fine will be either £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days, or £50 for lesser parking offences, again reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days.
Legislation requires that money from Penalty Charge Notices is used to cover the cost of operating the enforcement service, with any surplus invested in traffic improvement projects.
Civil enforcement officers do not have targets to issue a set number of PCNs.
You can also pay by post using the envelope provided with the PCN or by telephone on 033 33 200 867.
You have 28 days in total to submit a written challenge from the date the notice was issued.
If you wish to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice, follow the instructions on the reverse of the notice and submit a written challenge within 14 days of issue.
If your challenge is rejected, the discounted rate will be restarted for a further 14 days.
If you appeal after 14 days and your challenge is rejected, the full charge will be payable.
Please do not ignore a Penalty Charge Notice as the charge will increase if it is not paid or if a challenge is not made.
Any further delay may lead to action by enforcement agents (bailiffs), with their costs added to the civil debt.
Download Civil Parking Enforcement FAQs (pdf)
Resident parking schemes
There is no change to resident parking schemes because of CPE.
Read about Newport resident parking schemes
Parking in a resident parking bay without a valid permit displayed will remain a parking contravention after CPE has been introduced and could result in you being issued with a PCN.
Blue Badge holders
CPE does not change the rules for parking for blue badge holders
Blue badge holders can still receive a PCN for certain parking contraventions, please refer to the guidance booklet issued with your blue badge for details.
Read about disabled parking in Newport
Civil Parking Enforcement Privacy Notice (pdf)
Civil Parking Enforcement Use of Body Cameras Privacy Notice (pdf)