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How to pay a parking penalty or bus lane penalty

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Other ways to pay

By telephone

Call 0845 130 6800

You can use your credit or debit card. Please allow one working day after the issue of the notice before making a payment.

By post

Customer Payments, Dept 5, Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX

Send a cheque or Postal Order, made payable to 'Bradford Council' to the address above, please include your parking ticket reference number. If you require a receipt, please include a stamped addressed envelope.

In person

Take your PCN to any PayPoint or Post Office. Pay by cash only.

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How much do I have to pay?

If you contravene the parking regulations, you will get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). Depending on the seriousness of the offence you will be charged either the higher rate of £70.00 or the lower rate of £50.00.

Bus lane contraventions will be charged at a higher rate £60.00

The longer you wait before you pay the penalty charge, the more it will cost you.

If you pay within 14 days

If you pay within 14 days of receiving the PCN, the charge is reduced by 50% to either £35.00 or £25.00 for parking contraventions, and £30.00 for bus lane contraventions.

If you pay within 28 days

After 14 days, you will have to pay the full charge.

If you do not pay within 28 days

If payment is not received within 28 days, the owner of the vehicle may be sent a statutory notice known as a Notice to Owner (NTO), and they will have to pay the full amount.

If payments or representations are still not made within 28 days of the NTO, the Council may send a Charge Certificate and the cost of the original penalty charge will be increased by 50% of the original charge.

What will happen if I don't pay?

If payment is not made 21 days after receipt of the Charge Certificate we may register the charge with the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) at Northampton County Court to recover the unpaid charge. This will add a further £7.00 in costs. See Her Majesty’s Courts Service website for more details.

We may then take legal action against you which can involve using bailiffs to recover unpaid penalty charges and there will be further costs to pay.

How do I appeal against a penalty charge notice?

If you think you've been incorrectly given a PCN, you can appeal against it.

Please Note

If you pay the charge you lose your right of appeal. If you wish to appeal, do not pay the charge.

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