Pay your parking penalty or bus lane penalty now
Or you can pay:
- by telephone - pay us by debit or credit card on the 24-hour payment line – 0845 130 6800
- by post - write to Parking Services, PO BOX 848, Bradford, BD1 5UH, quoting your parking ticket reference number and enclosing payment. Cheques should be made payable to Bradford Council. Please do not send cash through the post
- in person - you should take your payment and Penalty Charge Notice to any of the following:
- Britannia House - Hall Ings, Bradford
- Shipley Town Hall
- Ilkley Town Hall
- Keighley Town Hall
- The Council Shop, Main Street Bingley
How much do I have to pay?
If you break the parking regulations, you will get a penalty charge notice (parking ticket). Depending on the seriousness of the offence you will be charged either at the higher rate of £70.00 or lower rate of £50.00.
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 getting the ticket, the charge is reduced by 50% to either £35.00 or £25.00.
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 you haven't paid after 28 days, the charge will eventually increase to a maximum of £112.00.
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 parking ticket you can appeal against it.
What will happen if I don't pay?
If payment is not received within 14 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. This allows 21 days for payment, beginning with the date of posting.
If payment has not been received after 21 days, we may register the charge with the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) at Northampton County Court to recover the unpaid charge. The TEC is part of the County Court based at Northampton that deals with the registration of debts from England and Wales for all unpaid Penalty Charge Notices. See Her Majesty's Courts Service website for more details.
After the TEC has sent confirmation to the council that they may proceed to recover the charge, we have 15 days to prepare and serve the following forms on you:
- Order for the Recovery of Unpaid Penalty Charge
- Witness Statement If the Charge Certificate is not paid within registered as a civil debt at the County Court. The cost of the PCN will also go up by 50% of the original charge.
The Penalty Charges associated with PCN’s are civil debts, with payment due to the Local Authority, and are enforceable through a streamlined version of the normal civil dept recovery process. The Council has the option to recover unpaid debts by the use of bailiffs.