Penalty Charge Notice


  • The value of a PCN is £60.00, however a discounted amount of £30.00 will be accepted as full payment if received within 14 days of issue.
  • Payment of £30.00 received after the 14-day period has expired will be considered as part-payment and the balance will remain due.


  • The PCN shows the alleged contravention, together with the place, time and date that it occurred. If you feel it was wrongly issued, you can make a written appeal to the City Council.
  • If your appeal is rejected, you will be sent a reply explaining the reasons why, and advising what you can do next. If you have written within 14 days, you will be given another opportunity to pay the reduced rate of £30.00.
  • If your appeal is accepted the PCN will be withdrawn and you will receive written notification.
  • Do not send any payment with your appeal. If you send the appropriate payment the case will be paid and closed.
  • pdf icon Parking Appeals Form [28kb]

Notice To Owner

  • If full payment is received within 28 days of issue of the PCN the case will be closed; if payment is not received a 'Notice to Owner' will be sent to the registered keeper.
  • When you receive a 'Notice to Owner' payment or representations can be made.
  • Representations can only be made on certain grounds which are explained on the form. However, the City Council may consider exceptional circumstances that are not covered by the categories on the form.
  • Representations will be carefully considered and if the council agrees with your representations you will receive a 'Notice of Acceptance' and the case will be closed, but if not, you will receive a 'Notice of Rejection'
  • If you receive a 'Notice of Rejection' you must either pay the penalty or appeal to the Independent Parking Adjudicator within 28 days, using the enclosed Appeal Form.

Independent Parking Adjudicator

  • You may only appeal to the Independent Parking Adjudicator after your representation to the City Council has been rejected. The adjudicators' decision is final.

Do not ignore a Penalty Charge Notice

It will carry additional penalties if it is not paid (or contested) promptly.

  • If payment remains outstanding 28 days after a 'Notice to Owner' has been issued, or after an appeal or representation has been refused, the City Council will issue a 'Charge Certificate' increasing the penalty by a further 50% of the original charge.
  • After a 'Charge Certificate' has been issued and the PCN remains unpaid it will be passed to the City Council's debt recovery agent for further action.

If you have lost your Penalty Charge Notice, please contact 0141 287 4040

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