Pay a parking fine

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To pay a parking fine you will need:

  • the penalty charge notice (PCN) number (starting with FM or GU)
  • the vehicle registration number
  • a debit or credit card

You will receive a 50% discount on the amount you owe if you pay within 14 days of the PCN issue date.

Payment is acceptance of liability. If you plan to challenge your PCN, do not make a payment. When we receive your challenge, we will put your PCN on hold while we investigate it. When our investigation is complete, we will write to you.

We recommend that you wait 24 hours from the date shown on the PCN ticket before attempting payment. This will allow us enough time to upload the details onto our management system.

Pay a Penalty Charge Notice

If you are unable to pay online, you can pay over the phone by calling 03300 889 584. Make sure you have the details listed above before you call.

We will confirm we have processed your payment by sending you a receipt. After this, you will not need to take any further action.

Why have I received a PCN?

There are a variety of reasons why we issue PCNs. You will find the reason for your PCN on the front of your notice.

You can review the details of your PCN by clicking on the button below.

Manage a Penalty Charge Notice

Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) process

Penalty Charge Notice

You will have 28 days to pay or challenge the PCN (pay within 14 days to qualify for the 50% discount). After this period, we will send you a Notice to Owner.

Notice to Owner

You will have 28 days after receiving a Notice to Owner to pay or make a Formal Representation. After this period, if you do not pay or make a Formal Representation, we will send you a Charge Certificate. Your charge will also increase by 50%.

Charge Certificate

You will have 14 days after receiving a Charge Certificate to make a payment. If you do not pay, we will register the PCN as a debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) at the County Court. Your charge will also increase by £8.

Debt Registration

You will have 21 days after we have registered the PCN as a debt to make a payment. If you do not pay, the TEC will issue a warrant to civil enforcement agents (bailiffs). This will mean that you will be liable for further charges. You will also risk civil enforcement agents taking goods from your home to settle the debt.

What will a PCN cost you?

There are two charges that could apply, depending on the contravention type. The charges are £50 (lower contravention) or £70 (higher contravention).

£50 PCN - what you will pay

  • £25 if you pay the PCN within 14 days of the issue date. If you received the PCN through the post, you will have 21 days to pay
  • £50 if you pay the PCN within 28 days
  • £75 if you do not pay the PCN within 28 days
  • £83 if you do not pay the PCN within a further 14 days
  • £83 plus bailiff charges if the final £83 is not settled

£70 PCN - what you will pay

  • £35 if you pay the PCN within 14 days of the issue date. If you received the PCN through the post, you will have 21 days to pay
  • £70 if you pay the PCN within 28 days
  • £105 if you do not pay the PCN within 28 days
  • £113 if you do not pay the PCN within a further 14 days
  • £113 plus bailiff charges if the final £83 is not settled

You can find out how to challenge your PCN by clicking on the button below.

Challenge a Penalty Charge Notice

For more information about PCNs, you can read our Icon for pdf Civil Parking Enforcement Policy [226.35KB].