Parking Permit bays
Contravention code 16 shall be used for all vehicles seen to be parked in designated Parking Permit bays without correctly displaying a valid permit. A five-minute observation period will be applied.
This contravention is currently only applicable in the Pedestrian Zone area in Castle Street, Belfast and Fountain Street, Belfast.
- is loading/ unloading permitted? Yes, but only during permitted hours
- are Blue Badge holders exempt? No
Exemptions to enforcement
Vehicles are not permitted to park in a permit space without displaying a valid permit with the following exemptions:
- council/ government department in pursuance of statutory duties
- emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, customs)
- statutory undertaking (NIE Networks, NI Water, BT, and so on)
- loading/ unloading – during permitted hours
- with police permission
You can find out more about exemptions to enforcement on the following page: