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We are not able to take any action against parked vehicles which are causing an obstruction where no parking restriction applies. These vehicles can only be dealt with by the police, who you should contact using their non-emergency phone number – 101.

Parking Consultations

Somerset Council is holding consultations with residents regarding the introduction of new parking restrictions. Please refer to documents relating to each consultation:

Huish Area, Taunton – new permit area around the Huish College Area

Shepherds Hay, Taunton – new permit area to address inconsiderate parking by non-residents

Weymouth Road, Frome – Update August 2022SCC petition response 2022Weymouth Road Petition – Weymouth Road and Area Review 2023-24

The Triangle, Taunton – Update August 2022

Musgrove Road area, Taunton – update on possible permit scheme

Richmond Park, Taunton – update on permit scheme

We enforce on-street parking restrictions to improve road safety for all road users, to improve the flow of traffic, and to make sure emergency vehicles and public transport can travel without obstruction or delay.

If you would like to report a vehicle parked in contravention of parking restrictions, please phone our enforcement contractor NSL on 01823 219035 or email

We can only serve Penalty Charge Notices to vehicles parked on pavements if there is a relevant parking restriction on the roadside adjacent to them.

We enforce a number of parking restrictions, including:

  • Vehicles parked on yellow lines or where loading restrictions are in place
  • Vehicles parked without clearly displaying a valid, or the correct permit, voucher or ticket to allow them to do so
  • Vehicles parked for longer than the purchased time or for longer than permitted
  • Vehicles parked in a suspended bay
  • Vehicles parked in a bus stop
  • Vehicles parked outside of bay markings
  • Vehicles parked across a dropped kerb or driveway (at the homeowner’s request)

Civil Enforcement Officers (traffic wardens) conduct daily patrols on most roads where parking restrictions apply. It is a driver’s responsibility to check their parking place for any restrictions and to ensure any ticket or permit is clearly and correctly displayed.


Contact: Somerset Parking Services

Address: Somerset Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY

Phone: 01823 219035

Opening hours (To speak to an advisor about a Penalty Charge Notice or a parking permit) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

Last reviewed: June 20, 2024 by Paul

Next review due: December 20, 2024

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