Parking and bus lane Penalty Charge Notices

Pay a parking Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)

You should not make payment if you wish to appeal a ticket, because payment is accepting liability.

Payment will close the case and no further communication will be considered.


The penalty charge is:

  • £70 (reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days)
  • £50 (reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days)


When paying enter each PCN number individually if you are paying more than one charge.

We don't not accept payment by instalments, cash or by Visa Electron or American Express.

To pay, you will need:

  • your vehicle registration number
  • the PCN number listed on your parking ticket


Pay by credit or debit card using our online payments system:

Further guidance


Call our 24-hour automated line on 0300 373 1022 (option 1).


Please ensure that you quote the PCN number on the back of the cheque or postal order.

Allow 2 working days for 1st class post and 5 working days for 2nd class post. If you would like a receipt please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

To pay by cheque or postal order, please make your cheque payable to North Northamptonshire Council and post to:

North Northamptonshire Council
PO Box 352
S98 1YE

The money raised from parking enforcement is used to fund the cost of the service. Any surplus raised is used for highway and environmental improvements.

Civil Enforcement Officers do not receive bonuses for the number of the PCNs they issue.

We employ enforcement agents to recover unpaid parking tickets.

If you have been contacted by an enforcement agent please ensure that payment is made to them. We will not accept payment for any PCNs that have reached this stage.

Bailiff fees are set by the Ministry of Justice. In most cases, the fees are:

  • £75 when your case is sent to the bailiff
  • £235 if you ignore a letter from bailiffs and they have to visit you
  • £110 if they have to take your goods and sell them at auction.

You'll have to pay the bailiff for any action they take against you, such as storing your goods or using a locksmith.

Last updated 25 January 2024