How Does a CPZ Work?
A CPZ is an area where all on-street parking is controlled.
This means that parking is only permitted in designated parking bays and that the remainder of the kerbside space is subject to yellow line restrictions.
Its main aim is to discourage commuter and long stay parking by people from outside the area. To make sure this works fairly, zones are enforced by uniformed Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs).
There are signs at the entry roads to all CPZs displaying the hours during which the controls and restrictions are in force.
Sometimes, yellow line restrictions within a CPZ operate for longer than the controlled hours and if this is the case there will be signs displayed on either the kerb or pavement giving the hours of restriction. The only exception to this is double yellow line restrictions which always operate “at any time” (24 hours a day - seven days a week) and do not require signs to indicate when they are in force.
Locations of CPZ’s