Parking Restrictions and Regulations
Pavements and Verges
Parking restrictions such as yellow lines also apply to verges and pavements. Restrictions extend from the centre of the highway to the nearest property line, therefore vehicles parked on a footway or grass verge behind yellow lines can be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.
Further information on parking on pavements and verges can be found on the Suffolk County Council website.
Dropped kerbs, dropped footways and double parking
In these cases, there is no requirement for any lines or signs to be marked on the carriageway to denote that parking is disallowed.
Since March 2010, Civil Enforcement Officers have been able to automatically issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) to any vehicle parked alongside a dropped footway crossing. These crossings will have tactile paving consisting of raised 'blisters' to provide a warning to visually impaired people of where the footway ends and the carriageway begins.
PCNs will also be issued to vehicles that are double parked on the carriageway and vehicles that are parked further than 50cm away from the edge of the carriageway.
Officers will not enforce dropped kerbs outside residential or business premises unless specifically requested to do so by the owner or occupier of the premises.
Requests for such enforcement should be made to the Council's Parking Services team:
- 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday: 01473 432845;
- Saturday and Sunday: 01473 432843.
How to apply for a dropped kerb to be fitted outside your property.
Maps showing Parking Restrictions and Regulations are available on the GIS Mapping System - Parking Restriction Maps.
More information and guidance relating to Parking Restrictions is available on the Direct Gov website.
Last Updated: Friday 5th April 2013