Parking on single or double yellow lines, school zig zags or approaching pedestrian crossings - £70 (or £35 if paid within 14 days of notice being served)
Expired pay and display ticket overstays - £50 (or £25 if paid within 14 days of notice being served)
A fine will be sent by post if the enforcement officer can't issue it. This could happen if the motorist drives away or acts aggressively.
Bus lane charges
Driving in bus lanes, supported by digital photographic evidence from an approved device - £60 (or £30 if paid within 14 days of notice being served)
How to avoid parking fines
Look out for lines, signs and notices when you park. These tell you about any restrictions or charges that apply. The Highway Code will help to explain what these signs and lines mean.
Make sure that you:
Check the times when parking is allowed
Check that you're parked within the markings of a bay
Check that the bay is not out of use
Car parks owned by the Council
South Tyneside Council will only give fines for parking violations in car parks that are owned by the Council. See a map of Council car parks.
There are many private car parks in South Tyneside (including Asda, Morrisons, South Tyneside Hospital, Euro Car Parks and more). These are managed by private companies, not South Tyneside Council.
Your personal data
If you have received a penalty charge notice (PCN) from South Tyneside Council, personal data has been collected in order to serve the PCN and enforce the parking terms and conditions. For full details, read the privacy notice.
Contact the Parking team
For more information, or if you need help with a parking fine, contact the Parking team on 0191 424 7900 (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm and Friday, 9am to 4pm).