Pay a parking ticket or traffic fine

A penalty charge notice (PCN) is a fine issued for disobeying parking or traffic rules that you must pay.

For example, a PCN will be issued for parking in a parking space without the required permit or payment or for parking on a double yellow line. A PCN will also be issued for a moving traffic contravention such as stopping in a 'yellow box' and driving in a bus lane.

Pay your fine online

To pay for your penalty charge notice (PCN) online, you will need:

  • your parking penalty charge notice reference number. This is ten digits long starting with the letters HG and can be found on the ticket you were issued.
  • a valid payment card
Pay your parking or traffic fine


The price will be provided on the ticket issued. If paid within 14 days (or 21 days for PCNs issued as a result of CCTV) the charge will be less.

You must pay for your parking ticket within 28 days to avoid additional charges.

Lost or stolen and other enquiries

Contact us about a PCN enquiry

Please contact us immediately if your PCN ticket is lost or stolen. Please note we will not accept appeals using the enquiry form. Please go to the appeals process page to appeal.

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