Parking enforcement

We are responsible for issuing Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) when motorists contravene:

  • on-street parking restrictions
  • coastal countryside car park restrictions

We also manage and review:

District councils manage and enforce restrictions in council-owned car parks.

View all on-street parking restrictions in Lincolnshire

If you have received a penalty charge notice (PCN), you can pay it or challenge it.

Report nuisance parking

If on-street parking restrictions are in place, you can report the issue to us.

Report nuisance parking

Parking statistics and reports

For details about PCNs issued in Lincolnshire, view our interactive maps.

You can also view our annual reports.

Parking bay suspensions

We can suspend enforceable parking bays to allow for:

  • statutory works
  • highways work
  • provide a pedestrian walkway
  • construction works
  • assist tree services
  • certain events

You must submit your application at least 21 days in advance.

Apply for a parking bay suspension

A bay suspension request does not guarantee the bay will be clear of vehicles. We advise the company requesting a bay suspension, especially in a resident permit area, to carry out an advertising campaign/letter drop to ensure that local residents are aware of the suspension and to request that they do not park in the suspended bay during the works.

What happens next?

If relevant to your application the charge for a bay suspension is £31.

We may contact you with further questions before we grant a suspension.

We may place conditions on how a suspended parking bay is used.

If approved, we will put warning notices in place at least one week prior the start of the suspension.

Suspensions can last for a maximum of 28 days. For periods longer than 28 days, you must apply for a temporary Traffic Restriction Order.

Vehicles parked in a suspended area may still receive a Penalty Charge Notice. 

Find out how to pay or challenge a Penalty Charge Notice.

Waiver permits

A waiver permit allows a vehicle to be exempt from some parking restrictions.


  • For trades vehicles only, not issued to private motor vehicles.
  • Maximum of six permits to any company at any one time.
  • Issued when constant access to tools and materials is required from the vehicle to undertake work. Not approved just for ease of parking.
  • Must have the vehicles registration number stipulated on the permit.
  • Maximum duration for any waiver permits is 62 days.
  • Issued for parking in limited waiting bays and, or residents permit bays, occasionally for single yellow lines if no loading restrictions are in force.
  • Not usually approved for parking on double yellow lines, disabled parking bays or loading bays


  • We require five working days to process applications.
  • For emergency works, email prior to submitting application.
  • Permits are not issued on the day they start.
  • We have the right to refuse an application at any time.

Once issued

  • Only valid for parking as stated on the permit.
  • Must be printed in colour and displayed at all times.
  • You must not deposit goods on the footpath.
  • You may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice if we believe you are abusing the rules.
  • Permits can be revoked at any point if misuse is suspected.


  • One road £24
  • Up to 10 roads £35
  • Residents Parking Zones (Lincoln and Stamford) £50

A list of the roads covered by the Lincoln residents permit can be viewed on the City of Lincoln Council website.

On Friday 31 March, you may not be able to access the waiver permit application between the hours of 2pm to 5pm. This is due to essential updates to the form.

Apply for a waiver permit

Resident parking

District councils manage resident parking schemes in Lincoln and Sleaford.

We are responsible for resident parking schemes in Louth and Stamford.

For more details, read our resident parking policy.

Permits and vouchers are for designated on street permit holder bays only.

  • You must create an account and apply online for permits and visitor vouchers
  • Only one permit is allowed per household or business*
  • You must be a resident or business* within the defined parking zone.
  • All permits and visitor vouchers are virtual.
  • Permits and vouchers expire one year from the provided start date.
  • Top up visitor vouchers expire on the same date as the original book of vouchers.
  • A permit or voucher does not guarantee or reserve a parking space
  • Permits are non-refundable

*Stamford only

Apply for a resident parking permit

For more details, email