Parking enforcement

Payments online and by phone – 12 July

Due to essential maintenance from 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 12 July, we will not be able to take payments online or by phone. Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Penalty charge notices

Penalty charge notices (PCNs), or parking fines, are issued when a motorist parks or drives a vehicle in contravention of the regulations. PCNs include a description of the contravention.

PCNs will generally be issued for the following contraventions:

  • parking in areas where waiting or loading restrictions are in force - restrictions normally apply to the entire width of the road (for example verges, and pavements)
  • parking at a pay-and-display ticket machine space without paying the correct amount and clearly displaying the ticket
  • parking for longer than the period for which you have paid
  • returning to the same parking place within the prescribed time
  • parking in a specially reserved bay (for example a loading place, disabled bay, resident bay, taxi rank) without authorisation
  • parking at a bus stop during prohibited hours
  • stopping in a restricted area outside a school