What is a Parking Charge Notice?
A Parking Charge Notice (PCNs) is the result of a parking infringement on private land or in a car park which is operated by private organisations on behalf of the landowner.
Any notice you will have received will be due to a contravention of the terms and conditions of parking on a particular site.
PCNs can be issued for various reasons relating to a breach of these terms and conditions stipulated on the car parks signage.
If you are unsure of why you have been given a PCN please refer to your letter and this will detail the reason for the contravention.
Some of these include:
- Parking in a disabled bay without clearly displaying a valid permit.
- Parking in a parent and child bay without a child.
- Parking in a private area without a valid permit.
- Failure to display a valid ticket.
- Overstaying permitted hours.
- Parking in an area restricted to customers and leaving the site.
- Parking in a hatched area.
- Parking on yellow lines
- Parking outside a bay or not parked correctly within the bay lines.