Parking fines and enforcement

Pay or challenge a parking fine

You can pay your Penalty Charge Notice online here

In Watford, parking fines for more serious contraventions, such as parking on a double yellow line or in a disabled bay, are charged at £70. For less serious contraventions, such as overstaying the time on a pay and display ticket, a Penalty Charge Notice of £50 is issued.

Both sums can be paid at a 50% discount rate if payment is made within 14 days of the date the penalty was issued.

Alternatively, an informal challenge can be submitted to the council within 28 days of the date that the penalty issued. Challenges made after this time, once a Notice to Owner has been sent, are called 'Representations'.

You can submit a challenge or representation to the Council online here

In the event that motorists elect to neither pay nor challenge a parking ticket, the debt recovery procedure will be used. Further details can be found by clicking on the relevant tab to the right of this page.

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