Seven thousand extra parking tickets were issued in Brighton and Hove in the year to the end of March, taking the annual total to 116,000.
The rise comes after the number of tickets issued on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council fell for six years running.
But 36,700 tickets were the subject of an appeal or challenge.
Madeira Drive was the street where the most tickets were issued – just over 4,000 – netting the council almost £100,000.
This was more than twice the number issued in the next most lucrative street, Wilbury Road in Hove, the council said in its annual parking report.
The report is due to be considered by the council’s Transport Committee this afternoon (Tuesday 2 October).
Overall income rose to just over £18 million from £16.75 million while costs fell £680,000 to £8.5 million from about £9.18 million.
This left the council with a surplus – or profit – of £9.5 million, up from £7.5 million in 2010-11. This is then allocated to transport-related schemes.
According to the report, there was an average of 70 parking wardens during the year.
And some 925 people were on the waiting list for a resident’s permit. Only three zones had waiting lists – North Central, South Central and Brunswick.
Some £4.3 million was set aside to fund improvements to four of the council’s 14 car parks, including Regency Square and Trafalgar Street.
Two staff monitor the bus lane cameras and issued 9,311 tickets in the past year, up from 7,964, while the number of appeals fell from 75 to 58.
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