How PCNs are issued

A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) can be issued to you by a civil enforcement officer (CEO).

They may give you a parking fine by either:

  • fixing it to your vehicle
  • handing it to the person driving the vehicle.

A PCN can also be sent to you by post if:

  • a contravention is recorded on CCTV (for example if you drive through a bus lane)
  • a CEO is unable to fix the PCN to the vehicle
  • a CEO is unable to fix the PCN to the vehicle before it's driven away.