A Parking Charge Notice (PCN) 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. By parking on private land, you have agreed to abide by the rules of the car park or land as displayed on the signage.
Do I have to pay a Parking Charge Notice?
If you receive a Parking Charge Notice you have been deemed to be in breach of the contract you entered into by parking on private land. It is your responsibility to pay the charge or submit an appeal explaining why you are not at fault.
What happens if I don’t pay a Parking Charge Notice?
If a Parking Charge Notice is not paid it can be escalated to a Debt Recovery Agency to contact the Registered Keeper via letters, phone calls, emails and texts or a County Court claim may be issued. If the Court decides that you owe the money a County Court Judgment (CCJ) will be issued which may affect your ability to get credit. It always better to pay or make contact with us.
I was not the driver when the parking infringement happened.
You can appeal if you were not the driver and , as part of your appeal, provide the name and full contact details of the driver. This is called a Transfer of Liability and the Parking Management Company can then pursue the driver.
Can I be taken to Court for non-payment?
There is a lot of misinformation on this which has led to large numbers of people being taken to Court. The Parkingeye v Beavis case went all the way to the Supreme Court and the judges confirmed that the Parking Charge was valid and payable. In Scotland, Carly Mackie was ordered to pay £24,500 after ripping up over 200 Parking Charge Notices in the belief that they were unenforceable.
Do you accept payment plans?
We understand that some people cannot pay the whole amount immediately so speak to one of our trained advisers.