What is a PCN?
We enforce parking in accordance with our Parking Enforcement and Cancellation Protocol(pdf, 697KB).
We monitor parking and traffic in two ways:
- Patrolling Civil Enforcement Officers, who issue PCNs at the time of the alleged contravention. If the vehicle leaves before the PCN has been issued, or the Officer is prevented from issuing the notice then we will contact the DVLA for the vehicle keeper details and post a PCN to the person we believe to be the keeper of the vehicle.
- Using fixed CCTV cameras, which record the alleged contravention. The footage is reviewed and if an alleged contravention is confirmed, we will contact the DVLA for the vehicle keeper details and post a PCN to the person we believe to be the keeper of the vehicle.
Example of a PCN
Below is a sample PCN as issued by a Civil Enforcement Officer on street or in a car park. Postal PCNs include similar details. The information and guidance included on any recovery document issued by the Council is determined by the legislation quoted on the notice.
Further information will also be noted by the Civil Enforcement Officer through the use of a camera and pocketbook, in support of the issue of the PCN.
How to pay
You can paying a penalty charge online, by telephone, or by post.
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