You can get a parking ticket from:
- local authorities
- the police
- Transport for London
- private companies
The most common type of parking ticket is a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), issued by local authorities and Transport for London.
Other types of parking ticket are:
- Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs): issued by the police
- Excess or Standard Charge Notices: issued by some local authorities
Private companies can issue parking tickets and may call them PCNs, but they are not the same as PCNs issued by a local authority or charging authority.
You won’t get points on your driving licence for most parking tickets, except for some FPNs issued by the police.