Parking fines

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.

Civil Enforcement Officers are contracted by a service provider to provide civil enforcement services to the County Council and district councils throughout Nottinghamshire. Civil Enforcement Officers can issue Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) and wear and operate head cams to record sound and vision in public areas.  


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.

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