Pay a parking Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
Note: to appeal a parking PCN, see Appeal a parking PCN.
Before you start
To pay, you will need:
- your vehicle registration number
- the PCN number listed on your parking ticket
Important: You should not make payment if you wish to appeal further because payment is acceptance of liability. By making payment you are therefore admitting that the ticket was right. Payment will close the case and no further communication will be considered.
Amount to pay
The penalty charge is either
- £70 (reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days); or
- £50 (reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days)
Ensure payment is made for the correct amount, so that you don't pay either too little, or too much.
How to pay
If you are paying more than one penalty charge please ensure that you enter each PCN number individually.
We do not accept payment by instalments, cash or by Visa Electron or American Express. Please see below for more information relating to our policy on instalment plans and why we do not accept these.
Pay by credit or debit card using our online payments system:
Call our 24-hour automated line on 0345 680 0153 (option 1).
Pay by post
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 West Northamptonshire Council and post to:
Traffic Enforcement Team
St Giles Square
Last updated 06 February 2024