1. Overview

You can get a parking ticket from:

  • local councils
  • the police
  • Transport for London
  • private companies

Ticket types

The most common type of parking ticket is a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). These are issued by local councils and Transport for London.

In most cases, you have 28 days to pay or challenge the ticket. Find out how to pay.

Other types of parking ticket are:

  • Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs): issued by the police
  • Excess or Standard Charge Notices: issued by some local councils

Private companies can issue parking tickets and may call them PCNs, but they are not the same as PCNs issued by a council.

Driving points

You won’t get points on your driving licence for most parking tickets, except for some FPNs issued by the police.

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