What to do if you get a parking ticket
When a penalty charge notice is issued, you must either:
If the charge is paid within 14 days or 21 days for CCTV penalty charge notice, you'll receive a 50% discount.
If the penalty charge isn’t paid, you'll be sent a notice to owner (for a parking penalty) or an enforcement notice (for a bus lane penalty).
If you receive a notice to owner or enforcement notice
- pay the charge before the of 28 days
- make a formal representation
If you don't pay the charge, you'll be sent a charge certificate and the charge increases by 50%.
If you receive a charge certificate
pay the charge certificate before the end of 14 days
If you don't pay the charge, it's registered as a debt in the County Court. The court fee will be added and a notice of debt registration will be sent.
If you receive a notice of debt registration
- pay the charge before the end of 21 days
- complete a Statutory Declaration/Witness Statement (to be sent with the Order for Recovery)
If you do nothing, the court will grant authority for a warrant to be issued. An Enforcement Agent will be asked to recover the debt and you'll be charged an additional fee.
Page last updated: 03 January 2023