Parking fines

Challenge a parking fine

You can challenge a parking fine (PCN) online.

You must challenge the parking fine within 28 days of the issue date on the PCN.

If you make your challenge within 14 days of the issue date on the PCN, but it is not successful, you will have a further 14 days to pay the discounted fine.

You should not pay a parking fine that you are challenging.

Challenge a parking fine

To challenge a parking fine you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details,
  • the 10 digit PCN number (you can find this on the front of your PCN)
  • your vehicle registration number

Reasons for getting a parking fine

You may receive a penalty charge notice if you:

  • park in areas where loading/unloading restrictions apply
  • park for longer than the time paid for
  • park in a resident's parking space without displaying a valid permit
  • park in a reserved bay such as a disabled bay, taxi rank unless you have authority
  • park in a bus stop or bus lane during the prohibited hours
  • park not wholly within a bay


Parking Partnership

Address: North Essex Parking Partnership
Town Hall

Telephone: 01206 282316

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