Parking policy

Our parking policy sets out where, when and how parking is enforced in Wirral.

10 minute grace period

Under the Deregulation Bill, from 6th April 2015, if a vehicle is parked legally on a designated parking bay when it is initially parked, a ten minute grace period should be applied before issuing a Penalty Charge Notice.

This applies for public regulated parking both on and off-street.

Vehicles parked illegally can receive an immediate Penalty Charge Notice without the 10 minute grace period.


The council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee. The Joint Committee publishes an Annual Statement of Accounts which is subject to External Audit:

Annual report on parking enforcement

The annual report on parking enforcement 2015-2016 sets out information and data on the performance of the Council’s parking
enforcement operations for the period from 2010-2011 to 2014-2015.