Responsibilities for Parking Enforcement

Fines Issued at Council Car Parks

We are responsible for parking enforcement in Council owned car parks only. The tariff boards at each of our car parks indicate the level of charge payable and the regulations governing each car park. Any infringement may result in an excess penalty of £100 being issued. These penalties must be paid within 28 days of issue. If payment is received within 14 days, a reduced amount of £50 will be accepted.

Enforcement in our car parks is carried out by our own staff. No bonuses are paid to staff for issuing parking tickets, and no performance targets or quotas are given to staff.

Parking fines issued by our staff have reference numbers consisting of 8 digits starting with OC.

If your parking ticket was issued by us, visit our Pay Your Parking Fine page to make a payment.

Fines issued for On-street parking spaces, residential controlled parking zones, bus lanes and bus gates

Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for parking enforcement in other parts of the city including on-street parking, bus lanes, bus gates and controlled parking zones in residential areas.

Parking fines issued by Oxfordshire County Council have reference numbers consisting of 6 digits starting with OX.

If your parking ticket was issued by Oxfordshire County Council, visit the Parking Fines page of their website for full details on how to pay. This includes bus lane enforcement fines.