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Vehicle clamping and removal

The Traffic Management Act 2004 allows the Council in certain circumstances to clamp and/or remove vehicles.

We can remove your vehicle if it is causing a blockage, obstruction or is dangerously parked. We can also clamp and/or remove your vehicle if it is not registered with the DVLA and if there are outstanding penalty charges associated with the vehicle.

If we have removed your vehicle, we will charge you the following to get it back:

  • Penalty charge of £50 or £70 depending on the offence (we offer a 50%) discount if you pay within 14 days)
  • Release charge of £105
  • Storage costs of £12 for every 24 hours

Your vehicle may be clamped if you are a persistent evader of paying penalty charges or if your vehicle is not registered with DVLA.

What to do if your vehicle has been clamped or removed  
You must contact Parking Services on 0113 395 0050 during office hours (8:30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday). You can also email

You will be asked to provide proof of ownership/insurance and proof of address before the vehicle is released. ​​​

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