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The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (Guidelines on Levels of Charges) (Wales) Order 2008

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Article 2

SCHEDULEGUIDELINES FOR THE SETTING BY ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES OF CHARGES FOR PARKING CONTRAVENTIONS

Penalty charges

1.—(1) Penalty charges for parking contraventions must be set—

(a)for higher level contraventions, at the level specified in column (2) of one of the bands in Table 1; and

(b)for all other contraventions, at the level specified in column (3) of the band in Table 1 selected for higher level contraventions.

(2) The discounted level for a penalty charge which is paid early (that is within 21 days in the case of penalty charges imposed on the basis of a record produced by an approved device under regulation 6(1)(a) of the Enforcement and Adjudication Regulations and 14 days in all other cases) must be set—

(a)for higher level contraventions, at the level specified in column (4);

(b)for all other contraventions, at the level set in column (5),

of the band specifying the levels of the penalty charges.

(3) The surcharged level for payment of a penalty charge after a charge certificate has been issued must be set—

(a)for higher level contraventions at the level specified in column (6);

(b)for all other contraventions at the level specified in column (7),

of the band specifying the levels of the penalty charges.

Table 1

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)
BandHigher level penalty chargeLower level penalty chargeHigher level penalty charge paid earlyLower level penalty charge paid earlyHigher level penalty charge paid after service of charge certificateLower level penalty charge paid after service of charge certificate
1.£60£40£30£20£90£60
2.£70£50£35£25£105£75

(4) An enforcement authority may set penalty charges in accordance with different bands in the table in different parts of its area, provided that all the charges in each part of such area are set in accordance with the same band.

(5) “Higher level contraventions” are those listed in the Annex.

Charges for the removal, storage and disposal of vehicles

2.  Charges for the removal, storage and disposal of vehicles found in a civil enforcement area must be those in Table 2.

Table 2

(1)(2)(3)
ItemType of chargeAmount of charge
1.Vehicle removal charge£105.00
2Vehicle storage charge£12 for each day, or part of day, during which the vehicle is impounded
3.Vehicle disposal charge£50.00

Release of vehicle from an immobilisation device under Section 79 of the Traffic Management Act 2004

3.  The charge payable under regulation 9(2)(b) of the General Provisions Regulations for the release of a vehicle from an immobilisation device must be £40.

Saving for powers of the Welsh Ministers

4.  Nothing in these guidelines prejudices or affects the power of the Welsh Ministers under paragraph 8(3) of Schedule 9 to the Traffic Management Act 2004 to permit an enforcement authority to depart from these guidelines.

AnnexLIST OF HIGHER LEVEL CONTRAVENTIONS

1.  A contravention involving the commission of an offence of the kind referred to in paragraph 4(2)(b) (waiting and loading restrictions) of Schedule 7 to the Traffic Management Act 2004 (“the 2004 Act”).

2.  A contravention involving the leaving of a vehicle in an on-street parking place otherwise than as authorised by or under any order relating to the parking place in any of the following cases—

(a)without displaying a permit, voucher or pay and display ticket;

(b)in a place where parking has been suspended;

(c)where the vehicle is used in connection with the sale of goods or the offering or exposure of goods for sale;

(d)where the vehicle does not fall within the class of vehicle permitted to park there.

3.  A contravention of the prohibition imposed by section 85 (double parking etc.) of the 2004 Act.

4.  A contravention of the prohibition imposed by section 86 (dropped footways) of the 2004 Act.

5.  A contravention consisting of the commission of an offence of the kind referred to in paragraph 4(2)(h) of Schedule 7 to the 2004 Act (offences relating to cycles tracks)

6.  A contravention consisting of an offence of the kind referred to in paragraph 4(2)(g) of Schedule 7 to the 2004 Act (parking of HGVs on verges, central reservations or footways).

7.  A contravention consisting of an offence of the kind referred to in paragraph 4(2)(c) (stopping vehicles on or near pedestrian crossings) or 4(2)(i)(i) (zig-zag lines near crossings) of Schedule 7 to the 2004 Act.

8.  A contravention consisting of an offence of the kind referred to in paragraph 4(2)(i)(ii) of Schedule 7 to the 2004 Act (bus stop or bus stand markings).

9.  A contravention involving an offence of the kind referred to in paragraph 4(2)(e) of Schedule 7 to the 2004 Act (parking in loading areas).

10.  A contravention involving an offence of the kind referred to in paragraph 4(2)(d) of Schedule 7 to the 2004 Act, (relating to an off-street parking place) and consisting of any of the following where prohibited by an order relating to the parking place—

(a)using a vehicle in connection with the sale of goods or the offering or exposure of goods for sale;

(b)parking in a restricted area;

(c)parking in a permit bay without displaying a permit;

(d)parking in a disabled person’s parking place without correctly displaying a valid disabled person’s badge;

(e)parking a vehicle in a place where the vehicle does not fall within the class of vehicle permitted in that place.

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