Further details of contravention code 83

Contravention code 83 is summarised as parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket or having a valid cashless parking event.

Pay and display car park

Contravention code 83 shall be used for vehicles seen to be parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket, or have a valid cashless parking event.

A five-minute observation period will be applied to allow customers adequate time to purchase a pay and display ticket.

  • is loading/ unloading permitted? No
  • are Blue Badge holders exempt? No, Blue Badge holders must pay to use off-street pay and display car parks

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 in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket 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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