We issue parking fines (PCNs) to illegally parked vehicles.
Where there is no parking restriction
Unless there is also a parking restriction, we do not investigate reports of vehicles parked:
- across a driveway (unless it prevents access to a private property)
- on the pavement
- on the grass verge
If there are no parking restrictions, but the vehicle is causing an obstruction, you should report it to Essex Police online or by calling 101.
Where there is a parking restriction
If you think a vehicle is illegally parked where there is a parking restriction, you can report it to us.
Before you submit this form, you should consider the following information.
The vehicle has been parked for over an hour
We have active officers patrolling the restrictions in the area who will enforce them if they observe illegal parking.
The vehicle is parked on a footway with a restriction, or there are clear restrictions in the road
If there are no parking restrictions in the road (or the adjacent road if it's a footway obstruction), we cannot enforce the vehicle.
If the vehicle is still causing an obstruction, you should report it to Essex Police online or by calling 101.
The vehicle is not parked on private land
We can only enforce vehicles illegally parked on the public highway.
The vehicle is parked on a grass verge
We can enforce grass verge obstructions, but only if there is a yellow line in the adjacent road.
If there are no parking restrictions in the adjacent road, we cannot enforce the vehicle.
If the vehicle is still causing an obstruction, you should report it to Essex County Council online.
To report a parking issue, you will need:
- your name and contact details
- the location of the illegally parked vehicle
- details of the illegally parked vehicle, including the registration number, make, model and colour
Once we receive your report, we will:
We do not operate an immediate response service, but we will attend as soon as possible.