Parking fines

Our Civil Enforcement Officers issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) to vehicles contravening the parking restrictions for on and off street parking, which includes car parks. Our team ensures the free flow of traffic and encourages compliance with parking restrictions, making it safer for pedestrians and easier for public transport.

Help to keep our roads flowing and safe for everyone to use - think before you park your car!

Vehicles found to be parked illegally will be issued with a fine (Penalty Charge Notice) of £50 or £70 depending on the circumstances. This is reduced by 50% if the penalty is paid within 14 days, or increased by 50% if the penalty is outstanding after the 28 day payment period.

If you receive a penalty charge notice you can pay it or challenge the notice .

Paying your parking fine

Payment must be received within 28 days of the date of issue. If payment is received within 14 days of the date of issue, the reduced charge shown on your penalty charge notice will be accepted as settlement. Please check your penalty charge notice for full details.

To pay your parking fine you will need:

  • penalty charge number
  • vehicle registration number.

Challenging your parking fine

If you wish to challenge the penalty notice you will need:

  • penalty charge number,
  • vehicle registration
  • your address

Our parking enforcement policy explains our approach to challenges. All cases will be considered on their individual circumstances. If you challenge this PCN within 14 days and the challenge is rejected the council will usually re-offer the 14 day discount period.

If the penalty charge is not paid on or before the end of the 28-day period as specified on the front of this notice or successfully challenged, the Council may serve a Notice to Owner on the owner of the vehicle requiring payment of the penalty charge.

The owner can then make representations To the Council and may appeal to an independent adjudicator if those representations are rejected. The Notice to Owner will contain instructions for doing this. If you challenge this Penalty Charge Notice but the Council issues a Notice to Owner anyway, the owner must follow the instructions on the Notice to Owner.

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Page updated on: 15/05/2018