Greenwich

Wheel clamping

What to do if your vehicle is clamped

The Royal Borough of Greenwich only enforces parking on public highways and in council-owned car parks.

On public highways

We do not wheel-clamp vehicles on the public highway. Instead, parking tickets are issued.

If your vehicle is clamped when parked on the public highway, it may have been by the Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or by a bailiff company, also known as a civil enforcement agency.

Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Your vehicle may have been clamped by the DVLA because it is not taxed. If this is the case, documentation left on your vehicle will confirm this. 

In this case, you will need to contact the DVLA compound in Belvedere, Kent.

More information about releasing clamped untaxed vehicles (Gov.UK)

Civil enforcement agency

If your vehicle has been clamped by a civil enforcement agency acting on behalf of Royal Borough of Greenwich, you will need to contact the agency concerned.

On council estates

You must have a valid permit to park on a council estate or council estate road. Wing Parking Limited permits can be obtained from Royal Borough of Greenwich's customer service desk at the Eltham Centre or the Woolwich Centre.

Parking enforcement on council estates and roads includes issuing of parking enforcement notices as indicated by the local signs. Wing Parking Limited does not clamp vehicles.

Read more about parking on council estates

On private land

If you park on private land or in a private car park, you must comply with the rules that apply.

Private landowners are entitled to organise their own parking enforcement.

However, from 1 October 2012, wheel clamping on private land has been banned, except in special cases such as at railway stations or airports. This ban came into effect under the Protection of Freedoms Act.

Protection of Freedoms Act

The Protection of Freedoms Act contains a number of significant changes to the way that parking on private land is managed. The Act makes it an offence to clamp or tow away a vehicle parked on private land, without lawful authority.

Parking charges and fines can still be issued on private land.

A new Independent Appeals Service has been set up to enable motorists who feel that they have been treated unfairly to have their cases reviewed by an independent adjudicator.

More information about parking on private land (POPLA website)

Contact Parking Services

Fourth Floor,
The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
London SE18 6HQ

Please address written appeals against parking fines to:
Parking Services,
Royal Borough of Greenwich,
PO Box 22157,
London SE18 6WJ

020 8921 4339

020 8855 7622

Contact the DVLA (Belvedere)

020 8320 6176

Contact Wing Parking

015 8243 4500

Contact the Security Industry Authority

0870 2430 100