Almost two thousand motorists in Leicestershire have been ticketed in the last month as part of an effort to tackle unsafe parking.
The drive by Leicestershire County Council is attempting to act against people who park in contravention of parking restrictions, such as double yellow lines - posing a potential road safety hazard.
Over the last year, the council raised £735,645 from fines.
However, once the costs of running the enforcement service was taken into account, it made an overall loss of £792.
The council say that if any profit were made through the scheme, it would be used to fund improvements to parking and general traffic management in the county.
Nottingham City Council made just under £12 million in parking charges and fines during 2012/13, according to the RAC Foundation.
It has put the city in 8th place among the top earning councils in the country.
The figure is up by more than £7 million on the previous year mostly as a result of the workplace parking levy which is included in the figures.
Councils in the East Midlands recorded an 11% increase in revenue from parking charges in 2012.
In the West Midlands, there was a drop of 4%.
Councils across England made a total of over £411 million in parking charges between 2011 and 2012 - a rise of 15%.