Where will I be able to park?
The 'pay on foot' car parks operated by the Council will continue operating as they do at the present.
Single and double yellow lines, residents' parking areas and limited waiting areas on-street are patrolled more effectively than in the past.
If you park legally there will be no change. If you park illegally, you are more likely to receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) as the level of enforcement has been increased.
Where can I park?
The Council operates car parks in Camberley and many other parts of the borough. Some operate a "pay-on-foot", some are pay and display and some are free. In some car parks where charges apply there is a free initial period, although a "pay and display" type ticket must be obtained for the free period. For more details on car parking.
Illegal parking can be obstructive and dangerous, and can lead to a parking penalty of up to £70. Please check the regulations in the individual car park.
Single Yellow Lines
These indicate that a waiting restriction applies at that place for a period of less than 24 hours in a day. The times when the restriction applies will also be indicated by a Time Plate, fixed on a pole or nearby building, which shows the operating times when waiting is prohibited outside a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Within a CPZ, unless signed separately, yellow line restrictions operate at identical times to the CPZ controls, as shown on the Zone entry sign (see signs below).
Double Yellow Lines
These indicate that waiting at the location is prohibited at any time.
Double yellow lines with accompanying kerb marks indicate to the motorist no waiting at any time.
Vehicles may load/unload goods to or from and adjacent building while waiting on a single yellow line, providing a loading restriction does not apply at that location. This will be indicated by yellow kerb markings, one or more depending on whether the restriction is for part or all of the day, and a supporting time plate.
Loading or unloading may also take place from a parking bay, unless the bay has been taken out of service (suspended) for some reason. A vehicle must not wait where it would endanger or inconvenience pedestrians or other road users.
Parking Attendants will carry out a short period of constant observation to see if loading or unloading is taking place. If none is seen a Penalty Charge Notice will then be issued.
Penalty Charge Notices
A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) is issued when a Civil Enforcement Officer believes that a contravention has been committed. If you receive a PCN that you think should be cancelled, you should contact the Council by using the online form or alternatively in writing to Parking Services, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD. You should forward any evidence you have to support your objection. If you object within 14 days of the PCN issue, the discount rate will still be available if your case is rejected. The case will be put on hold until a reply is sent.
If you accept that the PCN was correctly issued, you should pay within 28 days. If you pay within 14 days, a 50% discount applies.
Alternatively if you do not pay or you do not object within 28 days a Notice to Owner will be sent to the registered keeper.
For more details about PCNs, go to our dedicated page, Penalty Charge Notices.
Examples of Parking Restrictions
If you receive a PCN do not ignore it, it will not go away! .
Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)
The centre of Camberley is a Controlled Parking Zone and signs are in place at all entry points to show this. All kerb space in the CPZ is controlled in some way during operational hours. For more detail go to our dedicated page Controlled Parking Zones.
Residents' Parking Schemes
In the CPZ, residents can apply for permits to park in bays on the street. For details, including an application form, go to our Season Ticket Information.
There are extensive parking facilities for disabled drivers both on street and in car parks in Surrey Heath, in addition to the concessions available under the Blue Badge Scheme.