North Yorkshire Police have sole responsibility for certain non-yellow line parking offences on the roads such as dangerous parking, obstruction and all moving traffic offences.
The police can only take action if the vehicle is blocking a pavement or causing an obstruction to the highway and then only if they witness the offence.
To report a vehicle causing an obstruction or hindering the safety of the public you should report it to the police by calling 101.
Reporting a parking infringement
To report a parking infringement, for example parking on double yellow lines or without a permit, contact:
- In the Scarborough, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Ryedale areas call 01723 232 489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In the Harrogate, Craven and Selby areas call 01423 500 600 or email email@example.com.
How we can help
I have been able to help in the past, where there had been a reoccurring issue of obstructive parking. This was achieved by raising awareness of the issue with the local policing team.
If you have a reoccurring parking concern, it’s important that you also report it to your local authority, as there may be a need for a more permanent solution.