Starting on Monday 19 November, motorists will get blue 'warning notices' during a two week period of grace, as a helpful reminder that parking restrictions exist where they have left their vehicle.
Parking enforcement will start for real from 3 December, after the county council receives new powers from the Department for Transport, to help keep people moving around the county, reduce congestion from inconsiderate parking and support shops with parking bays close by.
Twenty enforcement officers, wearing distinctive navy and green uniforms, will take to the streets to enforce existing 'on street' traffic restrictions including double and single yellow lines, yellow kerb no loading or unloading markings, and limited waiting times in parking bays. The officers will not be set targets to meet.
Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, Councillor William Webb, said: "Each day we get one step closer towards making motorists' lives that bit easier, helping to keep them on the move by reducing inconsiderate, and sometimes dangerous, parking and supporting local shops too."
Parking enforcement is something the government is encouraging all local authorities to take on. The number of tickets issued will increase at first, as this is something that hasn't been regularly enforced by the police for a number of years.
Anyone with any queries is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Parking Services, Highways and Transportation, Communities Directorate, Lincolnshire County Council, 4th Floor, City Hall, Lincoln.