Chelmsford City Council

Pay a parking fine (PCN)


You have a total of 28 days from the issue date to pay your fine.

If you pay the parking fine within 14 days of the issue date, we will reduce the fine by 50%.

If you want to challenge the parking fine, don’t pay it as paying it means you accept liability.

When you make a challenge, we will freeze the notice period. If your challenge is unsuccessful, you will still get a 50% reduction if you pay within 14 days.

You can:

  1. pay online

  2. pay by phone

  3. pay in cash

  4. pay by cheque

Notice to owner

If you don’t pay or challenge the parking fine within 28 days of the parking fine issue date, we will issue a Notice to Owner.

Once you receive a Notice to Owner, you will need to pay the fine in full or make a formal representation.



1. Pay your parking fine online

Pay now

You can pay your parking fine online using most debit and credit cards.

We don’t accept American Express.

The minimum amount you can pay on a debit or credit card is £5.

To pay your parking fine online using a debit or credit card, you will need:

  • the 10 digit parking fine (PCN) number
  • your vehicle registration number
  • your debit or credit card details

    Mandatory field

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