Parking fines & enforcement

Policy for resident parking schemes 

The Council is responsible for managing Council car parks.  The Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers are also responsible for the enforcement of on street parking and the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices.  If you do not keep to the rules, you may find a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) on your windscreen when you return to your vehicle.

Civil Parking Enforcement - Frequently Asked Questions 

Flintshire County Council works to the same Civil Parking Enforcement Procedures as Wales Penalty Processing Partnership 

Fines - How to Pay

Penalty Charge Notices: The options for paying these notices will be explained on the back of the Penalty Charge Notice "Ways to pay": Wales Penalty Processing Partnership (WPPP) 

The full charge will be £70 or £50 depending on the seriousness of the contravention.  A 50% discount will apply if the PCN is paid within 14 days reducing the charge to £35 or £25.  Non payment (or no challenge) of a PCN will increase the full charge by a further 50% after 56 days.  A range of payment options will be available.  The details will be on the back of the Penalty Charge Notice.

Parking of Motorbikes

Off Street Restrictions:
When parking in a Pay and Display Car Park the driver must park in a bay and the relevant fee must be paid and the P&D ticket retained by the rider; if there is no means of displaying the P&D ticket on the motor cycle.

It is expected that the motorbike rider adheres to all conditions as stated on the Pay & Display machine and ensures that the vehicle is parked wholly within an official marked bay, as failing to adhere to these regulations may result in the issuing of an Penalty Charge Notice.  

There is no secure motorbike parking however, we have two bays lined specifically to accommodate motorbike only parking (these are located in New Street Car Park, Mold).  Whilst some of our car parks have CCTV camera’s they are not dedicated to specific areas and the camera is moved remotely at the discretion of the CCTV office

On-Street Restrictions:
It is also expected that motorbike rider adhere to the time limits set in limited waiting bays.

All motorbikes must ensure that they park in accordance with the restrictions in place, and not park on the pavements causing an obstruction.

No motorbikes are permitted to park on a pedestrian zone during the prescribed hours, all motorbikes must adhere to the Traffic Regulation Orders as appropriately lined and signed where necessary on site. 

What can I do about HGV's parking in my street?

Heavy goods vehicles are not allowed to park in residential areas and should park in approved locations.  Any specific complaints / queries can be raised with the Traffic Commissioner on 0121 608 1062. 

Can the grass verge be surfaced to allow me to park my car on it?

It is not the Council's policy to replace grassed verges to create parking areas.  The road will be inspected to ensure that the verge is in a safe condition and if appropriate, enforcement action against the drivers responsible will be considered.

Further information

For Penalty Charge Notices queries contact:

Wales Penalty Processing Partnership
P.O. Box 273, Rhyl, LL19 9EJ
Tel: 0845 6056556

For all other parking services contact:
Flintshire County Council's Parking Services
Tel: 01352 701234 
(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)