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Parking fines

How to pay or challenge your Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) - also known as a parking fine or ticket.
Penalty Charge Notice on a car window

Pay your penalty charge notice

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.

Pay online

Pay your penalty charge notice online.

You will need:
  • the PCN number
  • your vehicle registration number
  • a valid credit or debit card.
When you pay online you can also look at images of your parking contravention. However if you wish to download the images you must do so before you pay your PCN. The images will not be available online after you have made your payment.

Other ways to pay

By phone

You can call the automated payment line on 020 8430 2000 and pay with either a debit or credit card.

By post

Make your cheque, postal order or bankers draft payable to 'London Borough of Newham'. Make sure you write the PCN number and your vehicle registration number on the back of the cheque.

Send your payment to:
London Borough of Newham 
Parking and Traffic Enforcement
PO Box 1125
WA55 1EJ
Do not send cash in the post.
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.

Appeal a penalty charge notice

If you believe your penalty charge notice was issued in error, you can challenge it. You must do this in writing within 14 days of receiving it. You cannot appeal online or by phone.
You cannot appeal after you have paid your PCN.
Find out more about how to appeal a penalty charge notice.

How much you must pay

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


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).

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.

Appeal a penalty charge notice

You can make an informal challenge against a PCN.
Write a letter that includes:
  • the PCN number
  • your name
  • your address
  • the reasons why you believe the PCN should be cancelled
  • any evidence you have to support your appeal
  • your vehicle registration.
Send your letter within 14 days of getting the PCN to:

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

Or by fax to 08453 058 106

What happens next?

By law we must respond within 56 days of receiving your appeal. Unfortunately we will not be able to send you an acknowledgement to confirm that we have received your appeal.

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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