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Parking tickets and fines
Penalty charge notices (PCNs), parking fines, are issued
when a driver parks or drives a vehicle in breach of regulations.
Find out more about your rights in relation to appealing parking
PCNs may be issued by an officer, by a CCTV approved device
vehicle or by static automatic number plate recognition cameras
(bus lane enforcement).
On main routes, officers will issue a PCN for illegally
parked vehicles immediately and will not wait a few minutes before
doing so. Find out which roads this applies to in our Zero-tolerance policy (pdf
As of 1 November 2016, parking enforcement hours run from 7am to
1am, Monday to Sunday inclusive of bank holidays.
For general enquiries regarding Penalty Charge Notices please
For enquiries/issues relating to parking enforcement please
How much will I pay?
The charge depends on the severity of the violation. Fines must
be paid within 28 days.
Regulation 9 Penalty Charge
Notice (Attached to vehicle or handed to the driver)
There are three stages of appeal.
If your first appeal (informal) is rejected,
you can formally appeal on the Notice to Owner which will be sent
to the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle. If this formal
appeal is also rejected, you can then appeal to an independent
Regulation 10 Penalty Charge
Notice (Postal Penalty Charge Notices)
A Postal Penalty Charge Notice acts as Notice to Owner and
therefore any appeals submitted to Medway Council at this
stage are formal appeals. If your appeal is rejected you can then
appeal to an independent adjudicator.
Details of how to do this will be provided in the rejection
letter from us or can be found on the Traffic Penalty
Report a parking enforcement problem
Report problems with officers or CCTV cars, illegal
parking, misuse of a permit or if you feel more enforcement is
The council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations
Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee.