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Parking penalties

How to pay or challenge your penalty charge notice (PCN).
Penalty Charge Notice on a car window

Charges for penalty charge notices

We do not set the charges for penalty charge notices (PCNs). They are set by a London-wide group called London Councils.
You can reduce the cost of your PCN charge if you pay within 14 days. 
You can get a PCN for three types of offence and the charge is different for each:
 

Parking

There is a penalty charge of £130 for a serious parking offence and £80 for a less serious offence reduced to £65 and £40 respectively if you pay:
  • within 14 days (if a parking warden issued the notice)
  • within 21 days (if a CCTV camera operator issued the notice).
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    Bus lane

    There is a penalty charge of £130, reduced to £65 if you pay within 14 days.
     

    Moving traffic

    There is a penalty charge of £130, reduced to £65 if you pay within 14 days.
     
     

    How to pay your penalty charge

    You can't pay a penalty charge to a parking warden on the street.

    Online

     
      

    Telephone

    You can call the automated payment line on 020 8430 2000, select option 1 and pay with either a debit or credit card.
    A lot of people choose to pay online or call the automated payment line because it is easy, quick, secure and available 24 hours a day. 
    Note, that you can only pay a PCN over the phone. If you wish to challenge a PCN, you must write a letter.

    Post

    Send your payment to:
     
    London Borough of Newham 
    Parking and Traffic Enforcement
    PO Box 1125
    Warrington
    WA55 1EJ
     
    Do not send cash in the post. 
    Make your cheque, postal order or bankers draft payable to 'London Borough of Newham'. Make sure you include the original PCN or write the PCN number and your vehicle registration number on the back of the cheque.
     
    We will not accept post-dated cheques. If your cheque 'bounces' we count it as a non-payment, and you may have to pay a higher amount.
     
     
     

    Challenge a PCN

    You can make an informal challenge against a PCN.
     
    Write a letter that includes the following information:
     
    • the reasons why you believe the PCN should be cancelled
    • any evidence you have to support your appeal
    • your name
    • your address
    • the PCN number
    • your vehicle registration.
     

    Send your letter within 14 days of getting the PCN to the following address:

    Newham Council
    Parking and Traffic Enforcement
    PO Box 1125
    Warrington
    WA55 1EJ

    Or by fax to 08453 058 106

    What happens next?

    If your informal challenge is accepted you won't have to pay anything.

    If we reject the challenge we'll write to you and tell you how to pay or how to appeal.

    If you sent your informal challenge within 14 days, you will be re-offered the discount amount for 14 days from the date of our letter.
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