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Frequently asked questions about parking

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about parking.

Number of parking tickets issued55,36057,28642,34843,71242,34236,311
Number of parking tickets appealed17,42515,49715,29913,83511,6079,539
Number of appeals accepted3,8886,7064,7475,2475,2344,390

* Additional note re 2019/20 figures: 23 March 2020 was the first day of official lockdown in the UK as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic so figures between 23 March and 31 March 2020 will have been affected by this.

Further information, including details on car parks income and expenditure, can be found in the parking services annual reports.

Residents parking permits

What authority does the council have to make changes to the residents parking scheme?
Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 the council has a statutory duty to manage the highways network in a way to minimise congestion and reduce air pollution. This translates to a policy supporting economic viability regarding turnover and availability of parking spaces, safety in discouraging stopping / parking at locations that cause risk to other road users, and congestion by reducing impediments to traffic flow and movement. 

Cabinet - Thursday 18 July 2019

Where does the resident parking scheme apply?
There are 368 resident only parking locations across Swansea, predominantly in response to requests from residents.

How many permits are currently in issue?
Approximately 9,572 (June 2020).

How is the scheme enforced?
Civil enforcement officers have real time access to the permit database, allowing them to check if any vehicle has valid permission for the location in which it's parked. Enforcement would follow civil enforcement procedures in the same way as any other parking contraventions.

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