Penalty Charge Notices: levels

There are two levels of Penalty Charges depending on the severity of the contravention. In certain circumstances, such as the Civil Enforcement Officer being threatened or the vehicle being driven away, there is no need for a Penalty Charge Notice to be placed on a vehicle or handed to the driver in order for it to be legally served.

The Traffic Management Act 2004 allows a Penalty Charge Notice to be posted to the registered keeper of the vehicle, although the majority of Penalty Charge Notices will be placed on the vehicle windscreen.

Levels of Penalty Charge Notices

CodeDescriptionAmount payableAmount payable within 14 days of date of issue
01 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours £70 £35
02 Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force £70 £35
15 Parked in a resident's parking space without clearly displaying a valid resident's parking permit £50 £25
16 Parked in a permit space without clearly displaying a valid permit £70 £35
18 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited. £70 £35
21 Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space £70 £35
22 Re-parked in the same parking place within one hour of leaving £50 £25
23 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle £70 £35
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay or space £50 £25
25 Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading £70 £35
26 Vehicle parked more than 50 centimetres from the edge of the carriageway and not within the designated parking place £70 £35
27 Parked adjacent to a dropped footway £70 £35
30 Parked for longer than permitted £50 £25
40 Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's badge £70 £35
45 Parked on a taxi rank £70 £35
47 Restricted bus bay £70 £35
48 Stopped in a restricted area outside a school £70 £35
99 Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig zags £70 £35