Bus Lane, Moving Traffic and Parking Penalty Charge Notices (PCN's)

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Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) for parking contraventions may be enforced either on-street by a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) or by CCTV enforcement.

A PCN can be served in a number of ways:

  • If the contravention is seen by a CEO whilst patrolling they will place the PCN on the vehicle or hand it to the driver (or person appearing to be in charge of the vehicle).
  • If a CEO begins to issue a notice on-street but is prevented from serving it (usually by the vehicle being driven away or there is a threat of violence towards the officer) then the PCN may be served by post to the registered keeper.
  • If a contravention is captured by CCTV the recording will be reviewed and a PCN will be served to the registered keeper by post.

The charge associated with a PCN varies depending on the contravention. The amount due, deadlines for payment and appeal options available will be clearly advised on the notice. Examples of these are below:

Type of Contravention Fee 50% discount
Moving Traffic Contravention £130 If paid within 14 days
Parking Contravention (served on street) £110 for a more serious contravention such as footway parking or waiting restrictions (yellow lines). £60 for less serious contraventions such as overstaying a pay and display ticket If paid within 14 days
Parking Contravention (served by post) £110 for a more serious contravention such as footway parking or waiting restrictions. £60 for less serious contraventions such as overstaying a pay and display ticket If paid within 14 or 21 days (this time frame is made clear within the PCN)
Bus Lane Contravention £130 If paid within 14 days

 

Should payment or an appeal not be received within the time period stated on the Penalty Charge Notice/Notice to Owner (usually 28 days) then a Charge Certificate may be sent, this will include a 50% surcharge (once this has been issued you have missed the opportunity to appeal the notice) and must be paid within 14 days.

If payment is not received within the 14 day period the PCN may be registered with the Traffic Enforcement Centre as a debt, the registration fee (currently £8) will be added and an Order for Recovery will be sent to the registered keeper. This will include details of any options available as well as advising that if the PCN remains unpaid after 21 days then Enforcement Agents may be appointed to recover the debt.

Should payment not be received a Warrant of Control will be obtained and allocated to one of our appointed Enforcement Agents (previously known as bailiffs). We currently use Newlyn Plc, Equita Ltd and Confero Collections.

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