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Frequently asked questions about parking

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about parking.

Number of parking tickets issued25,90855,36057,28642,34843,71242,34236,311
Number of parking tickets appealed7,34917,42515,49715,29913,83511,6079,539
Number of appeals accepted2,6813,8886,7064,7475,2475,2344,390

* Additional note re 2019/20 and 20/21: figures may have been affected as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns (first official lockdown 23 March 2020).

Further information, including details on car parks income and expenditure, can be found in the parking services annual reports.

Residents parking permits

What authority does the council have to make changes to the residents parking scheme?

Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 the council has a statutory duty to manage the highways network in a way to minimise congestion and reduce air pollution. This translates to a policy supporting economic viability regarding turnover and availability of parking spaces, safety in discouraging stopping / parking at locations that cause risk to other road users, and congestion by reducing impediments to traffic flow and movement. 

Cabinet - Thursday 18 July 2019

Where does the resident parking scheme apply?

There are 368 resident only parking locations across Swansea, predominantly in response to requests from residents.

How many permits are currently in issue?

Approximately 9000. Of which 2000 are for a second vehicle at the property. (Nov 2019)

How is the scheme enforced?

Civil enforcement officers have real time access to the permit database, allowing them to check if any vehicle has valid permission for the location in which it's parked. Enforcement would follow civil enforcement procedures in the same way as any other parking contraventions.