Councils will no longer be able to use CCTV "spy cars" to catch drivers who park illegally, as the Government attempts to prevent "over-zealous" enforcement.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said the announcement would outlaw the use of the vehicles as a "money-raising tool for councils" and end the "plague" of parking tickets by post.
The ban on CCTV, both fixed cameras and on cars, will become law through the Deregulation Bill, following a three-month consultation on the issue.
Cameras will still be used to enforce restrictions in bus lanes, on red routes and outside schools.
More top news
David Cameron has pledged to reduce the annual benefits cap to £23,000 "within the first few days" of a Conservative election win.
Ed Miliband is to outline Labour's "10-year plan" for the NHS after warning it faces "its most perilous moment in a generation".
Argentina's president has announced plans to disband the country's intelligence services following the death of a state prosecutor.