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Parking fines

Parking fines are also known as penalty charge notices (PCNs). We use civil enforcement officers (CEOs) and CCTV (bus lanes and moving traffic) to issue parking fines.

Pay your parking fine

Pay parking fine

You may also view the types of penalty charges and stages for parking fines.

By post

Complete the payment slip attached to the PCN, enclose a cheque or postal order payable to ‘London Borough of Hackney’ and send to PO Box 75246 London E8 9GT

By phone

Call the automated payment line: for PCNs starting QZ dial 020 8629 1232. For PCNs starting HK or HQ ring 020 8356 5050

Dispute your parking fine

If you are given a parking fine, you have the option to review evidence of it and dispute it. You can only dispute a fine for specific reasons or grounds. You will need Adobe Flash player on your computer to view any CCTV footage.

Online

The easiest and fastest way to dispute fine is online – your PCN will be immediately put on hold while we look at your case, meaning no escalation in charges.

Dispute your parking fine

By post

Note: Christmas post delays – Royal Mail is reporting delays in postal deliveries, which could see your PCN escalate in value. This can be avoided by disputing online.

If you still decide to write in, please provide as much detail as possible, include your PCN number, vehicle registration number and contact address, also enclose copies of all supporting evidence. 

We will reply in writing.

Send to:

Representations and appeals
Parking fine disputes
PO box 75246
London
E8 9GT

You must also submit your appeal or representation in writing.

Dispute stages

When we receive a challenge or representation we will put your case on hold until we make a decision. There are 3 ways to dispute a fine depending on the type of PCN and the stage in the process – please make sure you know where you are.

1. Informal challenge

You have up to 28 days to make an informal challenge after receiving a fine issued by a parking attendant or for a bus lane PCN issued by CCTV.

2. Formal representation

If you do not pay or dispute your PCN within the first 28 days, for a PCN issued by a parking attendant we will send you a ‘Notice to Owner’ or for a CCTV bus lane PCN we will send you an ‘Enforcement Notice’. These will give you the option to either pay the PCN or make a formal representation.

For a parking PCN issued by CCTV or for a moving traffic PCN issued by CCTV you can make formal representation straight after the PCN is issued.

Send representations to:

Representations and appeals
Parking fine disputes
PO box 75246
London
E8 9GT

We will reply in writing.

3. Parking appeal

If we reject your formal representation, you can make an appeal to the London Tribunals, Environmental and Traffic Adjudicators (ETA). The ETA replaces the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS).

Page updated on: 10 December 2019

Representations and appeals

Address

PO Box 75246
London
E8 9GT

Telephone

Opening times

  • (Mon to Fri, 9am - 5pm)