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Accredited Operator Scheme

Becoming a Member

The IPC offers competitive rates for membership. The application documents can be found using the links on the right of this page.

The application can be returned via e-mail to contact@theipc.info.

Alternatively by post to:

PO Box 662
SK10 9NR 

If you have any queries or would like further information, please email us via contact@theipc.info.

The Code of Practice

The Accredited Operator Scheme is the IPC's membership option for parking operators. Membership of the Scheme requires compliance with the Code of Practice in order for members to be able to benefit from the IPC's status as an Accredited Trade Association*.

It is a requirement for Operators who are members of the Scheme to comply with an enforceable code of practice. The IPC is required to publish this Code for members of the public to have access to.

A copy of the Code can be found here.

Compliance Monitoring and Complaints

It is a requirement of all ATAs to have an enforceable Code of Practice. The IPC operates a sanction system in order to encourage compliance. This includes a complaints procedure which allows people who feel that an operator is not complying with the code to refer matters to us.

You must first complain directly to the Operator.

If you were to complain directly to the IPC, the first thing that we would do is require the Operator to respond to it. For this reason we require all complaints to be directed to the Operator in the first instance so that they may try and resolve matters with you.

You should keep copies of all correspondence as, if you are not happy with the response that the operator gives you, you may then send details of your complaint, the operator's response and the reasons as to why you are not happy with their response to the IPC who will inquire into the matter.

For details of how to lodge your complaint please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


Please read carefully - the IPC can only review complaints against operators subject to the following limitations:

Complaints must:

a) Relate to a specific incident between the person complaining and the Operator,

b) Identify a material, sanctionable breach of the IPC Code of Practice by the operator, and

The IPC cannot

a) interfere with decisions of Parking Operators in relation to the validity of charges that they issue

b) interfere with or influence in any way, the decisions of the Independent Appeals Service

A complaints handler will then review your complaint and the operator's response against the above criteria and take any necessary action. The IPC will endeavor to respond to you within 28 days with the result of your complaint. Where a complaint is of sufficient gravity, it may be referred to an independent adjudicator, in which case you will be notified but your complaint may take longer than 28 days to resolve. We thank you for your patience in advance.

AOS Members

It is a requirement of all ATA's to publish a list of members of the Accredited Operators Scheme.

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