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66 Parking penalties in London.E+W+S

[F1(1)Where, in the case of a stationary vehicle in a designated parking place, a parking attendant has reason to believe that a penalty charge is payable with respect to the vehicle, he may—

(a)fix a penalty charge notice to the vehicle; or

(b)give such a notice to the person appearing to him to be in charge of the vehicle.

(2)For the purposes of this Part of this Act, a penalty charge is payable with respect to a vehicle, by the owner of the vehicle, if—

(a)the vehicle has been left—

(i)otherwise than as authorised by or under any order relating to the designated parking place; or

(ii)beyond the period of parking which has been paid for;

(b)no parking charge payable with respect to the vehicle has been paid; or

(c)there has, with respect to the vehicle, been a contravention of, or failure to comply with, any provision made by or under any order relating to the designated parking place.

(3)A penalty charge notice must state—

(a)the grounds on which the parking attendant believes that a penalty charge is payable with respect to the vehicle;

(b)the amount of the penalty charge which is payable;

(c)that the penalty charge must be paid before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the notice;

(d)that if the penalty charge is paid before the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the date of the notice, the amount of the penalty charge will be reduced by the specified proportion;

(e)that, if the penalty charge is not paid before the end of the 28 day period, a notice to owner may be served by the London authority on the person appearing to them to be the owner of the vehicle;

(f)the address to which payment of the penalty charge must be sent.

(4)In subsection (3)(d) above “specified proportion” means such proportion, applicable to all cases, as may be determined by the London authorities acting through the Joint Committee.

(5)A penalty charge notice fixed to a vehicle in accordance with this section shall not be removed or interfered with except by or under the authority of—

(a)the owner, or person in charge, of the vehicle; or

(b)the London authority for the place in which the vehicle in question was found.

(6)A person contravening subsection (5) above shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

(7)Schedule 6 to this Act shall have effect with respect to penalty charges, notices to owners and other matters supplementing the provisions of this section.]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 65-67 repealed (E.W.) (31.3.2008) by Traffic Management Act 2004 (c. 18), s. 99(1), Sch. 12 Pt. 1; S.I. 2007/2053, arts. 1(2), 3(1)(2)(h)(ii) (with arts. 4-8) (as amended (17.3.2008) by S.I. 2008/757, arts. 3, 5); S.I. 2007/3174, art. 2, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 66 modified (8.1.1996) by 1995 c. x, ss. 1(3), 8

C2S. 66 applied (with modifications): (20.5.1996) by S.I. 1996/1171, art. 4, Sch. 1 para. 1; (3.2.1997) by S.I. 1996/2650, art. 4, Sch. 2 para. 1

S. 66 applied (with modifications): (3.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/56, art. 5, Sch. 3 para. 1; (29.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/2078, art. 5, Sch. 3 para. 1; (27.10.1997) by S.I. 1997/2304, art. 5, Sch. 1 para. 1

S. 66 applied (with modifications): (19.1.1998) by S.I. 1998/3207, art. 4, Sch. 1 para. 1; (5.10. 1998) by S.I. 1998/1539, art. 4, Sch. 2 (as amended (S.) (17.5.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/188, art. 2)

S. 66 applied (with modifications): (5.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/131, art. 5, Sch. 2; (5.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/768, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.5.1999) by S.I. 1999/1112, art. 5, Sch. 1; (S.) (4.10.1999) by S.S.I. 1999/59, art. 4, Sch. 2 (as amended (17.5. 2002) by S.S.I. 2002/187, art. 2); (3.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3313, art. 5, Sch. 1; (4.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3314, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3401, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3402, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3403, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3404, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3405, art. 5, Sch. 1

S. 66 applied (with modifications): (1.2.2000) by S.I. 2000/8, art. 5, Sch. 2; (1.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/699, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/722, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/791, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.9.2000) by S.I. 2000/2120, art. 5, Sch. 1; (4.9.2000) by S.I. 2000/2169, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2430, art. 5, Sch. 1; (8.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2534, art. 5, Sch. 1; (30.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/1719, art. 5, Sch. 1; (13.11.2000) by S.I. 2000/2871, art. 5, Sch. 3; (15.1.2001) by S.I. 2000/3317, art. 5, Sch. 1

S. 66 applied (with modifications): (23.1.2001) by S.I. 2001/1, art. 5, Sch. 1; (19.2.2001) by S.I. 2001/180, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/787, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/849, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/894, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/1427, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/1789, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/1855, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/1856, art. 5, Sch. 1; (16.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/2272, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/2818, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/2819, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/2883, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2001) by S.I. 2001/3058, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2001) by S.I. 2001/3059, art. 5, Sch. 1; (5.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3397, art. 5, Sch. 1; (26.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3565, art. 5, Sch. 1

S. 66 applied (with modifications): (4.2.2002) by S.I. 2002/37, art. 5, Sch. 1; (25.2.2002) by S.I. 2002/126, art. 5, Sch. 1; (4.3.2002) by S.I. 2002/276, {art. 5.}, Sch. 1; (25.3.2002) by S.I. 2002/421, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.4.2002) by S.I.2002/422, art. 5, Sch. 1; (5.6.2002) by S.I. 2002/1351, art. 5, Sch. 1; (5.6.2002) by S.I. 2002/1352, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I.2002/1353, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1484, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1485, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1486, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1504, art. 5, Sch. 1; (15.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1621, art. 5, Sch. 1; (S.) (1.10.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/398, art. 4, Sch. 2; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2012, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2183, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2184, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2185, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2186, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2187, art. 5, Sch. 1; (14.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2188, art. 5, Sch. 1; (25.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2705, art. 5, Sch. 1; (20.1.2003) by S.I. 2002/2520, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.2.2003) by S.I. 2002/3265, art. 6, Sch. 1; (3.2.2003) by S.I. 2002/3266, art. 5, Sch. 1

C119S. 66(2) modified (5.7.1993) by S.I. 1993/1461 art. 6(1)

S. 66(2) modified (10.9.1993) by S.I. 1993/2229, art. 6(1)

S. 66(2) modified (6.12.1993) by S.I. 1993/2803, art. 5(1)

S. 66(2) modified (31.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3238, art. 5(1) (as amended (18.1.1994) by S.I. 1994/81, art. 2)

Commencement Information

I1S. 66 partly in force; s. 66 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 84(1); s. 66(7) in force at 5.7.1993 by S.I. 1993/1461 arts. 2; s. 66 in force for specified areas: at 5.7.1993 by S.I. 1993/1461, art. 3; at 10.9.1993 by S.I. 1993/2229, art. 3(c); at 6.12.1993 by S.I. 1993/2803, art. 2(c); at 31.1.1994 by S.I. 1993/3238, art. 3(c) (as amended (18.1.1994) by S.I. 1994/81, art. 2); at 5.4.1994 by S.I. 1994/81, art. 3(c) (with art. 6(1)); at 4.7.1994 by S.I. 1994/1482, art. 2(c), Sch. (with art. 5(1)); at 4.7.1994 by S.I. 1994/1484, art. 2(c) (with art. 3)

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