Civil Parking Enforcement
New civil parking enforcement (CPE) from 1st November 2021
Parking offences that would typically be enforced by the police are now Oxfordshire County Council’s (OCC) responsibility. The two town centre car parks (Upper High Street and High Street), were previously managed by the Town Council on behalf of OCC, are now managed by OCC but remain free to park in. The two car parks managed by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) – Cattle Market and Southern Road (behind Co-Op) remain unaffected by the proposals.
OCC have made an application to create new special enforcement areas (SEAs) in partnership with Cherwell, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. This means parking offences in those areas previously enforced by the police are now the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council.
These parking violations are civil offences. In Oxfordshire, enforcement applies for on-street parking (roads and highways).
The changes will result in increased, more consistent enforcement of waiting and loading restrictions, double parking offences and dropped kerb obstructions. There is already civil parking enforcement in Oxford City and West Oxfordshire.