Further details of contravention code 80

Contravention code 80 is summarised as parked for longer than the maximum period permitted.

Off-street car park

Contravention code 80 shall be used for vehicles seen to be parked for longer than permitted in a local council off-street car park. No observation period will be applied.

  • is loading/ unloading permitted? No
  • are Blue Badge holders exempt? No

Exemptions to enforcement

Note – there are no exemptions for loading and unloading in off-street car parks.  Blue Badge Holders are subject to the same restrictions within off-street car parks as other drivers, with the exception that they may park in marked disabled bays.

Vehicles may not park for longer than permitted in off-street car parks with the following exemptions:

  • council/ government department in pursuance of statutory duties
  • emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, customs)
  • road maintenance
  • statutory undertaking (NIE Networks, NI Water, BT, and so on)

You can find out more about exemptions to enforcement on the following page:

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