Penalty Charge Notice costs

There are two levels of penalty charge amounts payable, depending on the type of contravention.

Serious parking contraventions

A higher charge is made for more serious parking contraventions that cause the most disruption and danger to pedestrians and other road users.

Examples

  • Parked on single/double yellow lines.
  • Parked in a disabled bay without a valid permit/blue badge.
  • Parked where parking, waiting or loading/unloading is prohibited.
  • Parked with one or more wheels on the footway.

A penalty charge notice level of:

  • £130 applies to all 'serious' contraventions committed in Band A. You can reduce the charge to £65 by paying within 14 days (if issued by a civil enforcement officer) or 21 days (if issued by a camera operator).
  • £110 applies to all 'serious' contraventions committed in Band B. You can reduce the charge to £55 by paying within 14 days (if issued by a civil enforcement officer) or 21 days (if issued by a camera operator).

Less serious contraventions

A lower charge is made for less serious parking contraventions.

Examples

  • Over-stayed in a Pay and Display bay
  • Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay
  • Re-parked in the same parking space within one hour of leaving

A penalty charge notice level of:

  • £80 applies to all 'less serious' contraventions committed in Band A. You can reduce the charge to £40 by paying within 14 days (if issued by a civil enforcement officer) or 21 days (if issued by a camera operator).
  • £60 applies to all 'less serious' contraventions committed in Band B. You can reduce the charge to £30 by paying within 14 days (if issued by a civil enforcement officer) or 21 days (if issued by a camera operator).

Bus lane contraventions

A penalty charge of £130 applies to all bus lane contraventions. You can reduce the charge to £65 by paying within 14 days.

Vehicle removal and storage costs

As with parking Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), the charges for vehicle removal and storage are set by London Councils and the Mayor for London.

The removal charge is £200 and the daily storage charge £40.

Updated: 11 November 2014