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Local authorities in England and Wales (outside London) are responsible for traffic management in their locality. This may include parking, bus lanes, road user charging – including Clean Air Zones – littering from vehicles and moving traffic enforcement.


Nobody wants to receive a ticket; but if you have, PATROL provides you with information on the next steps you can take and the correct place to make contact.


The PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London) Joint Committee represents over 300 local authorities in England (outside London) and Wales. PATROL also provides information in relation to penalties issued from other road user charging schemes. This includes penalties issued by the Secretary of State for Transport for failing to pay a charge at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing (‘Dart Charge’) scheme and by Halton Borough Council at the Mersey Gateway Bridge Crossings (‘Merseyflow’) scheme.

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If you have received a parking ticket or other Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), find out your options and next steps here.

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Better understand the penalty you have received by accessing useful information here.



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