Penalty charge notices - parking, moving traffic and bus lane penalties

How the penalty is worked out

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) are issued at three rates:

  • £110 for higher rate parking penalties
  • £60 for lower rate parking penalties
  • £130 for bus lane penalties
  • £130 for moving traffic penalties 

The rate depends on the contravention that has taken place:

Lower rate penalties

05 Parked after the expiry of paid time in a parking bay
06 Parked without payment of initial charger or without clearly displaying a valid ticket or voucher
09 Parked displaying multiple pay and display tickets where prohibited
19 Parked in a residents or shared use bay displaying an invalid permit or an invalid pay & display ticket
22 Re-parked in the same parking place within the non return time specified
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay
30 Parked in a free parking bay for longer than the maximum period
73 Parked without payment of the parking charge in an off street car park
80 Parked for longer than the maximum permitted in an off street car park
82 Parked after the expiry of paid for time in an off street car park
83 Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket
84 Parked with additional payments made to extend the stay beyond time first purchased
86 Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay
90 Re-parked within the non-return time on leaving a bay or space in a car park
93 Parked in car park when closed
95 Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than the designated purpose for the parking place

Higher rate penalties

01 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours
02 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours while loading and unloading is prohibited  
12 Parked in a residents or shared use bay without clearly displaying either a permit or pay and display ticket issued for that place

14 Parked in an electric vehicles' charging place during restricted hours without charging
16 Parked in a permit bay without displaying a valid parking permit
21 Parked in a suspended bay or part of a bay
23 Parked in a parking place not designated for the class of vehicle
25 Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading
26 Vehicle parked more than 50 cm from the kerb and not within a designated parking place
40 Parked in a designated disabled person's parking bay without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's parking badge
45 Parked in a taxi rank
47 Stopped on a restricted bus stop/stand  
48 Stopped on a restricted area outside a school during the times indicated  
55 Commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention of the Overnight Waiting Ban
56 Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction  
61 Heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between two carriageways
62 Parked with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a carriageway (footway parking)
71 Parked in an electric vehicles' charging place during restricted hours without charging

81 Parked in a restricted area in a car park  
85 Parked in a permit bay in an off street car park without clearly displaying a valid permit  
87 Parked in a disabled person's parking space in an off street car park without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's badge
92 Parked causing an obstruction
99 Parked on or within the confines of a pedestrian crossing  

Bus lane contravention

34 Vehicle seen contravening bus lane regulations

Moving traffic contraventions

31 Entering and stopping in a box junction when prohibited
32 Failing to drive in the direction shown by the arrow on a blue sign
33 Using a route restricted to certain vehicles
37 Failing to give way to oncoming vehicles
38 Failing to comply with a sign indicating that vehicular traffic must pass to the specified side of the sign
50 Performing a prohibited turn
51 Failing to comply with a no entry sign
52 Failing to comply with a prohibition on certain types of vehicle
53 Failing to comply with a restriction on vehicles entering a pedestrian zone
54 Failing to comply with a restriction on vehicles entering and waiting in a pedestrian zone