Parking Fines & Appeals
also known as: Appeals, Fines.
Here you will find out information about parking fines in Northumberland County and forms should you wish to appeal against your fine
How do I pay my parking fine?
You can pay your fine by one of the following
- Call 0845 600 6400, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
- At one of our main Information Centres (contact us on 0845 600
Click here for directions to your nearest information
- Tear off the remittance slip and enclose a cheque made
payable to Northumberland County Council. Send it to:
Highways and Transport
Northumberland County Council
How do I appeal against a parking fine?
Parking enforcement – why a Penalty Charge Notice was
It is the motorist's responsibility to
comply with the parking regulations. If using a car park
or parking place the user accepts the terms
and conditions of use by entering the parking place.
There are notices on the pay and display machines which state the
charges and instructions for use of the ticket machine and
conditions of use boards within car parks give further
Checks are carried out by Civil Enforcement
Officers (CEO) throughout the operational periods prior to
enforcement action being taken. Users will be given
sufficient time to purchase a ticket from the ticket machine.
If, however, a CEO finds that a user has failed to comply with any
of the regulations they will issue a fine (Penalty Charge
CEOs can issue lower penalty charges of
£50.00 for less serious contraventions of parking
restrictions, such as not displaying a pay and display ticket, and
higher penalty charges of £70.00 for more serious contraventions
such as parking on double yellow lines. Both rates of penalty
charge will be reduced by 50% if paid in the 14 day discount period
beginning with the date the notice was served. The amount of the
penalty charge depends upon the level of contravention.
How not to get a Penalty Charge Notice
We have produced a handy guide, ‘How NOT to
get a Penalty Charge Notice’, which can be used as a reference for
parking regulations and Highway Code information.
This available in libraries, information
centres and you can download the
How Not to Get a Penalty Charge Notice guide