Police bay

Find out what police bays are for, information about restrictions and what you can do if you get a penalty charge notice for parking in a police bay.

A police bay marked out in yellow

Can I park in a police bay?

Only police vehicles can park in a police bay.

Why do we have police bays?

Police bays allow police officers to park close to their base. This means that they can access their vehicle easily if called out to an emergency.

How do I know what the restriction times are?

The sign on the street will tell you this. If no times are shown the bay operates at all times, 24 hours a day and every day.

I have received a penalty charge notice when parking in a police bay, what do I do?

You should decide whether to: