Vehicle Removal Policy

Last updated: 1 February 2021

Persistent evaders

A persistent evader is where the registered keeper of a vehicle has three or more recorded contraventions for the vehicle and the PCN’s are not paid, represented or appealed against within the statutory time limits; or their representations and appeals have been rejected but the PCN remains unpaid. A persistent evader’s vehicle can be removed following the issue of a PCN when parked in contravention of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

For the purpose of this Policy Buckinghamshire Council deems 5 PCNs or more to be a persistent evader.

Persistent evader vehicles parked in contravention in a designated parking place.

The Traffic Management Act 2004, and regulations made under it, prohibit the Enforcement Authority from removing the vehicle until at least 15 minutes have elapsed following the issue of a PCN.

Persistent evader vehicles when parked in contravention on a road and not in a designated parking place may be liable for instant removal by the Enforcement Authority immediately following the issue of a PCN.