A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN or sometimes called a parking fine or parking ticket) will be issued on a vehicle considered to be parking in contravention of the restrictions.
This may mean for example that the vehicle is parked on a single or double yellow line, in a disabled space without displaying a valid permit or has overstayed in a limited waiting bay.
Each contravention has a specific code and they are listed in the Operational Guidance.
Once the PCN has been issued it cannot be cancelled by the Civil Enforcement Officer. However, if you feel that a PCN has been issued wrongly you have the right to challenge the PCN.
There are two different penalties that an Enforcement Officer can issue dependent on the parking contravention committed
- for certain offences, such as overstaying in a limited waiting area, the notice amount is £50, reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days
- for more serious offences, such as parking on double yellow lines, the amount is £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.
The contraventions that result in higher or lower charges are listed in the Operational Guidance.