Penalty charge notices (PCNs)
If you do not display a valid parking ticket or permit in one of the Council's car parks or park in restricted areas, you could be issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN).
Payment of a PCN must be received within 28 days of the date of issue. If payment is received within 14 days, a discounted rate of £25 or £35 depending on the contravention will be accepted.
Penalty charge notices issued for parking on double yellow lines (notices starting with XP) are dealt with by South Essex Parking Partnership.