Penalty Charge Notices (Parking Fines)
also known as: Appeals, Fines, Parking fine.
Information & advice on how to pay or appeal a Penalty Charge Notice (parking fine).
Pay your Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
Pay a PCN online here
Vehicle owners can appeal against decisions to issue them with
There are two types of appeal:
- informal representation (this can be made any time up to
receiving a Notice to Owner)
- formal representations (you can only make this after receiving
a Notice to Owner)
Appeal online here (informal representations
Recovering unpaid PCNs
NCC is committed to collecting outstanding debts so if a
PCN remains unpaid after the charge certificate has been served we
will register the charge as a debt with the
Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC), which allows us to recover
the payment by passing the debt to an Enforcement Agent
An Order for Recovery of the penalty will be sent and we will
issue a warrant to an enforcement agent to recover both the
sum outstanding and their costs for executing the warrant by
collecting money or removing goods to the value of the debt.
Once the debt has been passed to an enforcement agent to collect
you can no longer speak directly to the council about the PCN, you
must deal directly with them. How to do this will be explained in
the correspondance served to you by the enforcement agent.
If you need any general help and advice about
debt please click here.
How not to get a Penalty Charge Notice
Nobody wants to be issued with a PCN – so our message is simple
- follow the rules and only park where you are allowed.
Our handy guide -
How NOT to get a PCN can be used as a reference for parking
regulations and Highway Code information. This guide is also
available in libraries and information centres.