Vehicles parked dangerously or causing an obstruction
We cannot issue fines to vehicles parked dangerously or causing an obstruction where there is no parking restriction, for example, if a vehicle has been parked at a junction and is creating a hazard to other motorists or pedestrians.
These vehicles can only be dealt with by the police. Contact them on their non-emergency phone number, 101.
Vehicles that are exempt from parking restrictions
There are some vehicles which are exempt from parking restrictions or have permission to park on yellow lines or in certain bays. These vehicles will usually have a special permit or ticket on display. Check a vehicle for this before you report it as illegally parked.
Report parking problems
Send details to - Parking Services, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford TN23 1PL.
Or email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
- The location (try to be exact)
- Time and dates
- Photos (these are very helpful but do not take them if this is difficult or likely to prove provocative
No line markings on the road
- The vehicle hasn't been moved for a while - If the vehicle is taxed and road legal, we can do nothing. It is not an offence to park a road legal vehicle on the road even for long periods
- Check if a vehicle is taxed on the DVLA website
- Read our abandoned vehicle page
- Parked outside my house or in 'my space' - Although it must be frustrating, neither the police or Ashford Borough Council can can prevent this sort of situation.
- Parked on my drive - If the vehicle is parked on your private land, we cannot intervene (unless it is abandoned). The abandoned vehicle process allows for the vehicle owner to respond or render the vehicle road legal. We cannot simply remove road legal vehicles from the public highway or private land
- Parked across my own drive - Unless there are other restrictions on the road, you can park across your own driveway or give permission to others
- Parked opposite my drive - If you are unable to access or leave your driveway due to vehicles parked opposite the drive entrance you can report obstruction to the police on 101. (Kent Police advise residents to look first to resolve these issues amongst themselves and park in a considerate and safe manner.
Your vehicle should not overhang the markings of a bay. You would be expected to find another suitable parking spot if the wheelbase of your vehicles extends outside of the bay or onto yellow lines.