What is a PCN?

Parking and some traffic offences are enforced as a civil matter. A PCN will not give you points on your licence or a criminal record.

A PCN is the official notice issued by the Local Authority Council CEO (Traffic Warden) for a vehicle which is contravening a parking restriction or regulation. The PCN can be issued by post as well as by hand, or applied to the car windscreen.

Read more about Penalty Charge Notices in our Motoring Offences Hub.

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