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Parking tickets (PCN)

  • Parking, roads and pavements

Parking tickets: how to pay

There's a 50% discount if you pay pay the charge within 14 days from the date of service of the penalty charge notice.


Parking tickets, also known as a penalty charge notice (PCN), can be paid:

Pay your parking ticket or traffic offence online

by paying you’re admitting liability and can’t appeal the penalty charge

Pay by phone 03300 882 629

Call the 24-hour automated payment line

View the evidence first before you challenge/appeal

View the photo or video evidence before you appeal.

Pay by cheque or postal order

You must pay in full. We can’t accept credit or debit card payments, or cash, by post.

Please make sure that:

  • cheques and postal orders are payable to 'London Borough of Barnet'
  • you write the PCN number ('AG number' on the notice) and the vehicle registration number on the back of the cheque or postal order
  • you correctly sign and date them – they can’t be post-dated
  • postal orders are stamped by the post office
  • the amount in figures is the same as the amount in words
  • you leave enough time for us to receive your payment within the discount period if you’re paying at the discount rate


Penalty charges are:

  • £110 for higher rate penalties
  • £60 for lower rate penalties, and
  • £130 for CCTV camera contraventions

Appeal a penalty charge notice (parking ticket)

You can appeal or view images of your alleged offence for either on-street or bus lane tickets. You’ll need your parking ticket number and vehicle registration number. Please allow 24 hours for images to appear online.

You must challenge your penalty charge notice in writing, including:

  • your penalty charge notice number, your vehicle registration number, and your full address including post code
  • as much detail as possible to support your challenge
  • any evidence including photos that support your challenge

You can’t appeal a penalty charge notice by phone. You can write to the Barnet Parking Team using the address at the bottom of this page.

Legal information

Informal challenges

If you make a challenge during the 14-day discount period we will place your PCN on hold until we respond. If your challenge is unsuccessful you can still pay at the discounted amount.

Please don’t write to us again until you receive a Notice to Owner (or Enforcement Notice for Bus Lane PCNs) which is sent to the registered keeper of the vehicle. The Notice to Owner (or Enforcement Notice for Bus Lane PCNs) is sent out not less than 28 days after your PCN is served.

Formal appeals

When you, as the registered keeper of the vehicle, receive a Notice to Owner (or Enforcement Notice for Bus Lane PCNs) you can make a formal appeal to us. If your formal appeal is unsuccessful you may need to pay the charge in full.

Appeals to Environment and Traffic Adjudicators at London Tribunals (formerly PATAS)

If you make a formal appeal to us and this is unsuccessful, we will include a form for you to make a further appeal to the independent adjudicator. The adjudicator will examine your case and their decision is legally binding on both parties.

Please refer to the London Tribunals site for further information.


  • Barnet Parking Services
  • PO Box 197, Lowton Way, Hellaby, Sheffield, S98 1LW
  • Barnet Parking
  • North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 7446
  • Email: barnet@nslservices.co.uk

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