Vehicle clamping

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What to do if your car has been clamped

Before the clamp can be released you will need to complete the online form, which will include:

  1. Proof of vehicle ownership
  2. Proof of identity and address
  3. The full payment required

1. Proof of vehicle ownership

We need to see proof that you are the vehicle owner. You will have to provide ‘one’ of the below as an attachment in the online form:

  • Current Vehicle Registration document
  • Valid Certificate of Motor Insurance certificate for the vehicle (in date and not cancelled)
  • Receipt of purchase for the vehicle

2. Proof of identity and address

We need to see proof of identity and address. You will have to provide ‘one’ of the below as an attachment in the online form:

  • Valid UK or recognised international Driving Licence
  • Valid UK or recognised Passport combined with either:
    • Bank statement*
    • Utility bill*
    • Letter issued by the Department of Work and Pensions*

*must be dated within the last 3 months

3. The full payment required

You will need to pay:

  • Clamp release charge
  • Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) charge

The full charges are calculated on the online form and must be paid in full before the vehicle can be released.

If you fail to make payment and provide the proof required, your vehicle can be removed and taken to the compound.

Clamp removal request

You need to complete the online form to request for the clamp to be removed from your vehicle.

 clamp removal (link opens in a new window)

Making an appeal

Details of how to appeal will be provided when full payment has been received.

You can view the Council’s ‘Immobilisation and Removal of vehicles policy’ here.