Parking zone regulations

A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is an area where all on-street parking is controlled. You are only allowed to park in designated parking bays and parking on the rest of the kerb is subject to yellow line restrictions.

CPZs hours of operation

There are signs at the entry roads to all CPZs showing the hours during which the controls and restrictions are in force.

  • All double yellow line restrictions in the borough operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week including public and bank holidays. They are enforceable whether or not there is a sign displayed.
  • Single yellow lines operate at the same time as the CPZs unless they have a specific time plate stating otherwise.
  • These zones are enforced by uniformed Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs).

What happens if I park without a permit?

If a vehicle is parked without a permit or the driver breaks any other rules they will be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice.

How do I know which CPZ I live in?

To find which Controlled Parking Zone you live in, you can either:

Applying for a resident or business permit

All owners and occupiers of premises (residential and business) within a CPZ are allowed to apply for permits. You can apply for your permits up to 1 month in advance.

The permit self-serve application system allows for rolling renewal applications, which will ensure that any applications made part way through the permit year will be valid for 12 months from application.

Please note that further validation checks and supporting records may be required when the permit is issued to formalise the application process.

Change of vehicle registration

If you have changed your vehicle registration number, you will need to apply for a new permit.

Lost or stolen permit

  • If your resident permit has been lost or stolen, you will need to apply for a new permit.
  • If your annual visitor permit has been lost or stolen, you will need to report this to Parking Services for the cancellation of the permit. Only then will you be able to apply and pay for a new permit.

Parking bays

Within the Leigh CPZ the streets have shared use bays. This means that the designated permit bays are also limited waiting bays.

They can be used by non-permit holders and are limited to either one or two hours. The bays operate Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

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