Dartford Borough Council's Parking Services team assist the local highway authority (Kent County Council) to tackle congestion and disruption on the road network.
The team also manages the operation of Dartford Borough Council's off-street car parks and on-street parking places endeavouring to provide appropriate parking for specific purposes.
Much of the kerb-space in the Borough is uncontrolled and so drivers of motor vehicles are able to choose for themselves where and how to park their vehicles. Increasingly though, Dartford Borough Council officers are advised by residents and business owners that vehicles are left on the highway without any consideration to other highway users.
The Parking Services team work with Kent County Council colleagues to ensure that appropriate measures are implemented in order to ensure that vehicles are parked safely and responsibly so as not to delay and frustrate other highway users or in extreme cases contribute to road traffic crashes.
The Council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee. The Joint Committee publishes an annual statement of accounts which is subject to external audit and the arrangements can be found at www.patrol-uk.info.
Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) - Parking Fines
Your PCN details will not be available to the Parking Office until 10am on the next working following the issue date; however, you may appeal or pay online on the same day.