An oversight by a Sussex council has led to people being wrongfully fined for parking offences in Shoreham.
Adur District Council said a parking order for the town's Ropetackle car park was inadvertently not completed in October 2008.
The error means people who paid to park were wrongfully charged, and those who received parking tickets were wrongfully fined.
Refunds for Penalty Charge Notices are being organised with immediate effect.
The council said people did not need to contact the local authority for parking fine refunds.
People can claim refunds for pay and display charges at the Adur Civic Centre cash office between 11 November and 10 December, providing they have kept their Ropetackle car parking ticket.
Ticket machines are currently suspended at the car park until a new order is in place, the council added.
A 21-day consultation will run until 3 December, and the new order should come into force in early January.