Pay a parking fine

​You can pay a parking fine online, by telephone or by post. To challenge the parking fine, please go to the Parking Fine - Appeal page.

Before you start

To pay, you will need:

  • your vehicle registration number
  • the PCN number listed on your parking ticket

Payment is acceptance of liability.

How much do I have to pay?

The penalty charge is either

  • £70 (reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days); or
  • £50 (reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days).

Ensure that payment is made for the correct amount.

How to pay

  • If you are paying more than one penalty charge please ensure that you enter each PCN number individually.
  • We do not accept payment by instalments, cash or by Visa Electron or American Express.


Pay by credit or debit card using our online payments system:

Pay your fine online


Call our 24-hour automated line on 0845 6800153* (option 1).

*calls cost 4 pence per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Pay by post

  • Please ensure that you quote the PCN number on the back of the cheque or postal order.
  • Allow 2 working days for 1st class post and 5 working days for 2nd class post.
  • If you would like a receipt please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

To pay by cheque or postal order, please make your cheque payable to Northamptonshire County Council and post to the following address:

Parking Services,
Northamptonshire County Council,      
One Angel Square
Angel Street      

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