Removal and clamping of vehicles parked illegally

Date published: 05 March 2018

Drivers who park illegally in urban clearways or bus lanes on main roads into and out of Belfast may have their vehicles removed and clamped. As well as being issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), additional charges to have the vehicle released will have to be paid.

Vehicle pound

A two-week, 'one strike' warning period is in place until Monday 19 March. During this time drivers parking illegally in these urban clearways and bus lanes will be issued with a warning notice in relation to removal and clamping.

Vehicles parked illegally may either be:

  • removed to a legal parking location nearby to where they were originally illegally parked, and then clamped 
  • removed to the vehicle pound located at 1N McKinney Road, Mallusk, Newtownabbey

All vehicles removed will receive a £90 Penalty Charge Notice, discounted to £45 if paid within 14 days. 

An additional £40 will be payable for the release of any vehicle which has been relocated nearby, with a charge of £105 if it has been removed to the vehicle pound.

Unclaimed vehicles remaining at the vehicle pound will be charged an additional £12 per day storage rate.

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Drivers are urged to give consideration to other road users and park legally at all times. This helps traffic to flow more freely, including public transport, and reduces traffic congestion and the associated environmental pollution.

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