Paying parking fines
You can view or pay your parking fines (Penalty Charge Notice - PCN) online.
Please note: If you pay your fine before sending us any correspondence, you have accepted liability and have lost the option to appeal. Once we've received payment, the case will be closed.
Pay a parking fine by telephone
Credit / debit payments only. Please call our automated payment line on 0330 088 5697 (24 hour service).
Please have your card details and penalty charge notice number ready.
Pay a parking fine by post
Send a cheque / postal order made payable to Central Bedfordshire Council with the Penalty Charge Notice - PCN number and your name and address on the reverse to Central Bedfordshire Council, PO Box 597, Northampton NN4 7XN.
Information on parking on single and double yellow lines
Parking on single yellow lines
Parking restrictions on single yellow lines can be enforced during times outlined on time plates in that area. Time plates will show restricted days and times. If you park on a single yellow line during restricted times, you could be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Parking on double yellow lines
Parking on double yellow lines can be enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you park on a double yellow line, you could be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Our Parking Attendants (Civil Enforcement Officers) issue penalty charge notices to vehicle owners who are parked where they should not be.
They carry mobile computers and still cameras so that it can be checked that a parking fine was issued correctly.
They do not have targets and do not receive bonuses based on the number of fines issued.