Dudley MBC issues parking tickets in its car parks. These are commonly known as “Penalty Charge Notices”. They are then processed by the local authority.
Enforcement is through the civil justice system rather than in the Magistrates Court, and therefore Councils enforcing parking restrictions under the Act are said to be operating “decriminalised parking enforcement”. The parking tickets issued under decriminalised parking are known as Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).
Not all Local Authorities issue parking penalties under the same government legislation. Currently in Dudley, Penalty Charge Notices are issued within the Traffic Management Act 2004.