Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) are issued to vehicles which contravene the traffic regulations orders. Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 the vehicle's registered owner/keeper and not the driver is liable for payment of the penalty charge.
How much is a Penalty Charge?
In North Yorkshire a penalty charge notice is £50 or £70, depending on the contravention which has occurred. The charge is determined by what type of contravention has taken place. Examples are:
- if a car has been parked for longer than the time on its pay and display ticket the charge is £50
- however, it is considered more serious if a car is parked where it shouldn't be parked (e.g. in a loading bay when not loading or in a disabled bay without a blue badge disabled parking permit) and the charge is £70 to reflect the seriousness of the contravention
Both of these charges are discounted by 50% to £25 (£50 PCN) or £35 (£70 PCN) if the PCN is paid in the first 14 days.
Ways to pay
Telephone: Automated telephone payment line number: 0845 129 55 99 (you will pay the cost of the call plus any network extras)
Please refer to your PCN for further payment options
What can I do if I disagree with the issue of the PCN?
If you receive a PCN and believe you are not liable to pay the charge you have three stages of appeal.
- objection/challenge a PCN
If we receive your challenge/objection/appeal within 14 days from the date of issue, the PCN will be put on hold pending a reply. If your challenge is rejected, the Council will re-offer the 14 day discount period.
The council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee. Further details of the appeals process and parking penalty enforcement can be found using the link in the related information box. The Joint Committee publishes an Annual Statement of Accounts which is subject to external audit. Details of the 2011-12 accounts can be found using the link in the related information box.