Renfrewshire Council

Parking fines and penalty charge notices (PCNs)

What a penalty charge notice (PCN) is, what it costs, appealing a penalty charge notice, if you don't pay the parking fine, making an appeal to the Independent Parking Adjudicator, if you ignore a penalty charge notice.

What a penalty charge notice (PCN) is

A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) is a method of parking enforcement used by the council when we issue a parking fine. They have a statutory basis under the Road Traffic Act 1991.

It shows the alleged contravention (reason for the parking fine) as well as the place, time and date it occurred.

The registered keeper of the vehicle is liable for the parking fine.