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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 tickets from Citizens Advice.

 

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 12KB).

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 email: parkingenquiries@medway.gov.uk

 

For enquiries/issues relating to parking enforcement please email: parkingenforcement@medway.gov.uk

How much will I pay?

The charge depends on the severity of the violation. Fines must be paid within 28 days.

Appeal rejections

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 adjudicator.

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 Tribunal website.

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 necessary.

Further information

PATROL

The council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee.