Ways to Pay a PCN
The quickest and easiest way to pay is by using our secure online payment service. All you will need is your 10 digit PCN number and a valid debit or credit card.
2. By telephone
You can make a payment by debit / credit card 24 hour a day or speak to someone between Mon - Sun 8am to 6.30pm
Telephone Number: 020 7823 4567
3. In a Westminster Post Office
You can pay by cash, cheque, debit/credit card at any Westminster Post Office
4. By Post
You may send a cheque / postal order made payable to 'City of Westminster'. An envelope is provided with the parking ticket for this purpose. To obtain the 50% discount, please allow time for postage so that Westminster receives payment within 14 days of PCN issue.
Parking Services, City of Westminster, PO BOX 396, Warrington, WA55 1EL
Please do not send cash through the post.
There are two levels of charges for parking contraventions. The two levels of charges distinguish between activities that cause a high disruption to the traffic flow and other motorists ('prohibited' contraventions), and those that cause less disruption ('permitted' contraventions).
From 15th April 2011, following a decision in December 2010 by London Councils' Transport and Environment Committee, which was then approved by the Mayor and the Secretary of State, the higher level PCN charge has increased by £10 across London. In Westminster:
- The charge amount for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for what is deemed a more serious/'prohibited' contravention is £130
- The charge amount for a PCN for a less serious/'permitted' contravention is £80.
Both can be paid at a 50% discount rate (£40/£65) if done so by the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the date on which the PCN is served. For a CCTV parking PCN the discounted rate applies for 21 days.
The information on the PCN clearly explains the discount period that applies and the way in which the PCN can either be challenged or paid.
To see a list of London Councils parking and moving traffic contravention codes and descriptions click here
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