- We use a clearly marked CCTV safety and enforcement vehicle to carry out parking enforcement.
- Cameras are positioned to detect and capture evidence of parking contraventions and are not used to invade the privacy of any persons in domestic, business or other private premises, buildings or land.
- It is used:
- to detect the types of contraventions where a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice) can usually be issued instantly.
- where enforcement using officers on foot patrol is difficult, sensitive or impractical.
The types of areas where the CCTV enforcement vehicles are used include:
- school 'keep clear' zones
- pedestrian crossings or crossing areas marked by zigzags
- bus stop clearways
CCTV enforcement will is not where permits or exemptions apply (such as residents' permits or Blue Badges), which are not visible to the equipment.
Unattended mode - The camera operates automatically. Evidence is captured as the vehicle is driven through enforcement areas.
Attended mode - A Civil Enforcement Officer operates the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera in the vehicle. A second officer may be driving the vehicle or it might be stationary.
Images captured by the CCTV system are reviewed by a trained and experienced senior member of staff.
Fines are never issued without this review taking place.
If it appears that a contravention has occurred, details of the registered keeper will be obtained from the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency).
Who can see the images
- Parking Enforcement officers can view CCTV images to:
- determine if a contravention has occurred
- gather evidence
- issue a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice)
- follow a case through any appeal or tribunal.
- The person who receives the fine can see the image that relates to their parking fine. If the image includes personal details of somebody else then those details are obscured before a copy of the image is released.
- Law enforcement agencies like the police. These are only used the purpose specified when released to the enforcement agency. Images may also be released when the council is compelled to release them due to a court order.
Receiving a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice) from the CCTV vehicle
- A Penalty Charge Notice won't be placed on the vehicle or handed to the driver or person in charge of the vehicle.
- You will receive the fine by post no later than 28 days after the parking contravention occurred.
- You receive it because you are the registered keeper of the vehicle. You may well have not been the driver at the time but as keeper you are liable for the charge.
Seeing the photograph
- We include a copy of the photograph with the fine sent through the post.
- You can also see it online when you pay the fine or if you want to appeal.
- Alternatively you can write a request to the Parking Office:
- Address Parking Office, PO Box 1496, Huddersfield, HD1 9FT
- The council will comply with requests within a reasonable time. To ensure that records are seen only by individuals who are entitled, proof of identity is required to see images.
- The charge is £70.
- Pay a parking fine