Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)

Parking penalties issued by the council are called 'Penalty Charge Notices' (PCNs).

They are issued when drivers break parking rules or if drivers enter a bus lane (external link) during times of the day when restrictions are in operation. Penalty Charge Notices are also issued when a moving traffic rule (external link) has been broken.


Other PCN queries


If you think you have overpaid a PCN then you should write to the following address quoting the PCN number and vehicle registration number.

Haringey Council Parking Service
P.O. Box 4789
BN11 9QA

Please provide any supporting information e.g. bank records to help us investigate.

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I received my PCN by post

We will in certain situations send Penalty Charge Notices by post for parking contraventions where the Civil Enforcement Officer at the time could not place the notice to the windscreen of the vehicle.

Reasons for not being able to place the notice include:

  • the vehicle being driven away
  • the CEO was either verbally or physically prevented from doing so

You will also receive your PCN by post if the notice relates to a bus lane or moving traffic contravention.

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Other queries

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our these pages, please write to us with your enquiry at:

Haringey Council Parking Service
PO Box 4789
Lancing BN11 9QA

Please note that the team only responds to challenges and enquiries made online and in writing. Appeals and enquiries about PCNs cannot be accepted via email or over the phone.

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Page last updated:

24 November 2020

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