Parking penalty charges

Parking tickets issued by the local council are different to criminal fines, and are often called ‘penalty charge notices (PCNs)’. Special rules apply to this type of parking ticket. They are a priority debt and you can find out how to deal with a parking penalty charge at Step 3 of our Four simple steps to dealing with your debts.

Fixed parking penalties issued by the police

Fixed parking penalties are issued by the police and the rules are different.

Parking penalty charge notices if you are not sure which type of parking penalty you have​.

Dealing with your priority debts for more advice and information.