Parking Enforcement

We are responsible for the enforcement of parking regulations both on and off-street throughout the district. We carry out enforcement on-street on behalf of Kent County Council.

Although parking contraventions have been de-criminalised, they have not been de-legalised and it therefore remains an illegal act to park in contravention of the regulations.

Enforcement of the parking regulations across Dover district is carried out by our team of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs). They do not have any performance targets in terms of the numbers of Penalty Charge Notices for parking contraventions that they issue. 

Parking enforcement is carried out for a number of reasons, including pedestrian safety, which is particularly important outside schools. 

School Patrols

Where resources permit, we will deploy CEOs to patrol outside schools during term time at the start and end of the school day. In order that members of our communities can be made aware of when and where such patrols take place.

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Should a parking contravention occur and a Civil Enforcement Officer be prevented from issuing a Penalty Charge Notice to the driver or vehicle (eg by the motorist driving away or the CEO being abused), registered keeper details will be obtained from the DVLA and a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued through the post.

Abusing a Parking Officer is a criminal Offence

Any abuse of a CEO carrying out their duties may amount to a criminal offence, and all incidents will be reported to Kent Police.


Contact Parking Services

Tel: 01304 872459