Parking information

Please note parking charges apply daily from 7am to 6pm except for Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Vehicles parked in an obstructive manner

Most roads are public highway meaning that all users have equal access - you do not have a right to park on the road outside your property. 

The police have the powers to issue fines or remove vehicles that are causing an obstruction and present an immediate danger to the public - this could include blocking a private drive-way or parking in a way that prevents emergency vehicles from getting access through a street. Please call 101 to report an obstruction.

The Council only has powers to issue penalty fines for vehicles that are parked in contravention of a legal parking restriction, which is shown by signs and lines - for example, a double yellow line or a resident permit parking restriction. Please contact the parking team or call 01908 252309 to report an obstruction to us.   

Commercial vehicles parked in residential locations

A commercial vehicle is permitted to park in a residential street if it does not have a gross laden weight of over 3.5 tonnes, which is about the size of a builders truck. Milton Keynes Council does not have any jurisdiction over this.  If the vehicle is causing a serious obstruction to other vehicles, pedestrians and the mobility impaired, please contact the police.

Any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes (medium & heavy goods vehicles) must have an operating licence and should return to an Operating Centre or Designated Parking Area overnight. The operating licence should be displayed on the vehicle. If parked in a residential area, the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) or police should be informed of the name and number on the licence or the index number at the time that vehicle is parked.

Double yellow lines

Parking restrictions such as double yellow lines in isolated locations are generally only there if there is a genuine road safety concern, normally because of a history of collisions. The remoteness from the normal beats of our parking enforcement team mean that they would receive minimal enforcement, particularly in the evenings and weekends.  To implement waiting restrictions involves the making of a Traffic Regulation Order which is the legal document that makes the restrictions enforceable. The making of a Traffic Regulation Order consists of a lengthy and costly legal procedure. Should parked vehicles cause a serious obstruction, the local police officers are best placed to assist.

Wheel clamps and removal of vehicles

Milton Keynes Council does not currently clamp or remove vehicles that are parked in contravention of parking restrictions either on the public highway or in its off-street car parks. However, if a Penalty Charge Notice remains unpaid, the debt is passed to the council's certificated bailiffs. On occasions, the bailiffs will clamp and/or remove a vehicle if they have been unsuccessful in recovering the debt owed by other means. In addition to this, abandoned vehicles and vehicles without a valid vehicle excise licence can be clamped and/or removed.

Read our fact sheet for more information about what powers MK Council has, parking enforcement and implementing new restrictions

Parking Annual Reports


Parking services contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ