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We issue penalty charge notices (parking fines) against illegally parked vehicles where the charge varies, based on how serious the contravention is:
- £50 for less serious contraventions – for example, over-staying in a pay-and-display bay.
- £70 for more serious contraventions – for example, parking on a double yellow line.
Payments received within 14 days of the date of issue are discounted by 50%. For more information including methods of paying your penalty charge notice (parking fine), see our parking page.
Our Civil Enforcement Officers - previously known as Parking Attendants - have a wide range of parking enforcement responsibilities. They can issue penalty charge notices to drivers who:
- Park on the zigzag lines by pedestrian crossings.
- Have driven away before the penalty charge notice can be served or have been aggressive to the Civil Enforcement Officer. In these cases, the council will be able to issue the penalty charge notice by post – not simply by affixing the it to the vehicle or giving it to the person appearing to be in charge of the vehicle.
- Park across dropped kerbs – obstructing wheelchair users and others in crossing the road.
- Double park.
We also carry out bus lane enforcement using closed circuit television.
These powers help us better manage the movement of traffic and public transport and improve safety for all road users.
For more information, including how to pay or appeal against the issuing of a penalty charge notice, contact our Parking Services team.
What to do if you think your vehicle has been removed
If you think your vehicle has been towed away, you should contact Avon and Somerset Police by telephone on 101. They will tell you if your vehicle has been placed in the vehicle pound and advise you of the procedure to reclaim it. If your vehicle is not in the vehicle pound they may suspect that it has been stolen and will assist you as appropriate.
What it will cost to get your vehicle back
- The release fee for vehicles is £105.
- The Penalty Charge Notice is £35 or £25 (depending on the nature of the contravention).
- The storage charge is £12 per day.
Vehicles displaying a blue badge
At no time will vehicles displaying a blue badge be removed to the vehicle pound. If necessary these vehicles will be removed to the closest council car park. No charge will be made to the driver providing the blue badge is clearly displayed and is valid.
Parking Services do not operate a clamping scheme.
Getting to the vehicle pound
The vehicle pound is located next to the entrance of Avonmouth Docks. The address is:
BAS Parking Services
King Road Avenue
For opening hours and any other enquiries relating to the recovery of your vehicle please call 01275 462503.
Bus: Avonmouth is served by various bus services.
Rail: Avonmouth rail station is located within easy walking distance of the car pound.
Road: Easy access via the M5 or the A4 (Portway). Follow signs for ‘Docks’.
Further travel information including a journey planner can be accessed at Tavel Bristol website.