Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Who should cheques be made payable to?

Answer: Cheques should be made payable to Isle of Wight Council

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Question: Is it possible to give examples of when an appeal would be sucessful through the Traffic Penalty Tribunal?

Answer: No, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal are a private adjudication service and the Council do not have any involvement in the decisions made.

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Question: Which contraventions incur the higher and lower penalty charge?

Answer: Higher level contraventions: £70
01 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours
02 Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force
12 Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place without clearly displaying either a permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place
14 Parked in an electric vehicles charging place during restricted hours without charging
16 Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit
18 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited
20 Parked in a loading gap marked by a yellow line
21 Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space
23 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle
25 Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading
26 Vehicle parked more than 50 cm from the edge of the carriageway and not within a designated parking place
27 Parked adjacent to a dropped footway
40 Parked in a designated disabled persons parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled persons badge
41 Parked in a parking place designated for diplomatic vehicles
42 Parked in a parking place designated for police vehicles
45 Parked on a taxi rank
99 Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig-zags
70 Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse
74 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited
81 Parked in a restricted area in a car park
85 Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit
87 Parked in a disabled persons parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled persons badge
89 Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight and/or height and/or length permitted in the area
91 Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle
92 Parked causing an obstruction

Lower level contraventions: £50
06 Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket
05 Parked after the expiry of paid for time
04 Parked in a meter bay when penalty time is indicated
07 Parked with payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time
08 Parked at an out-of-order meter during controlled hours
09 Parked displaying multiple pay & display tickets where prohibited
63 Parked with engine running where prohibited
10 Parked without clearly displaying two valid pay and display tickets when required
11 Parked without payment of the parking charge
19 Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place displaying an invalid permit, an invalid voucher or an invalid pay & display ticket
22 Re-parked in the same parking place within one hour of leaving
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay or space
30 Parked for longer than permitted
35 Parked in a disc parking place without clearly displaying a valid disc
36 Parked in a disc parking place for longer than permitted
73 Parked without payment of the parking charge
80 Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted
82 Parked after the expiry of paid for time
83 Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket
84 Parked with additional payment made to extend the stay beyond time first purchased
86 Parked beyond the bay markings
90 Re-parked within one hour of leaving a bay or space in a car park
93 Parked in car park when closed
94 Parked in a pay & display car park without clearly displaying two valid pay and display tickets when required
95 Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than the designated purpose for the parking place
96 Parked with engine running where prohibited


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Question: I have just received a Penalty Charge Notice, how much is it for?

Answer: The charge for a Penalty Charge Notice is either £50 or £70. However, if payment is received within 14 days from the date of issue, the discounted charge of £25 or £35 will be accepted.



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Question: Order for Recovery/TE3 I have received an Order for Recovery/TE3, what can I do now?

Answer: By the date given on the form, you can either pay the total amount shown as outstanding or file a statement if you believe you have grounds for not paying the charge.
To make payment, you can use our 24/7 Automated Telephone Payment System by calling 0207 1381970. You must have a touch tone phone and a current valid Credit or Debit card, but please note the system does not accept VISA Electron or American Express Cards. Alternatively, you can pay online at: www.iwight.com - go to online payments or you can send payment by cheque or postal order made payable to Isle of Wight Council to Isle of Wight Council Offices (Revenues Division), Broadway, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9EA.
To file a statement
There are only four grounds on which you can make a statement (see form TE9 for details). Proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against you if you make or cause to be made a false statement in any document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth.
You can file a Witness statement (form TE9) by email or by post
• By email - download form TE9 from www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/tec.htm Complete the form and send it to customerservice.tec@hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk
• By post - by completing the enclosed form TE9 and sending it to the Traffic Enforcement Centre at the address provided.


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Question: Where do I send the payment for my Penalty Charge Notice/Parking Fine?

Answer: Payments by Cheque or Postal Order can be sent to:
Isle of Wight Council (Parking Services)
PO Box 114
Sandown
Isle of Wight
PO36 6BT
Please ensure that you quote the Penalty Charge Notice number begining IW

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Question: Can I pay my Penalty Charge Notice by instalments - if so, how?

Answer: Under current regulations, the Council are not obligated to offer payment by instalments for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) as a PCN is a Penalty issued to deter motorists from parking in contravention of the traffic regulations. The deterrent may be compromised if small repayments, or long term payment arrangments, are accepted in settlement of such notices. However, the Council will consider instalment requests.

The request must be put in writing and if an agreement is accepted by Parking Services, a letter of confirmation will be sent stipulating the terms of the payment arrangment. If the terms of the agreement are not adhered to, the repayment plan will automatically be cancelled and it will not be reinstated. The remaining balance will then become due.

It should also be noted that any additional PCN's will not automatically be added to an existing agreement upon request.

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Question: I have a warrant outstanding. I am willing to pay, can I have more time?

Answer: You should make this request to the relevant Enforcement Agency by telephoning the number printed on their correspondence.


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Question: I would like to dispute a Penalty Charge Notice I have received, how can I challenge it?

Answer: You can submit a Challenge or Representation online using the link below. - Related Link

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Question: I have received a Notice to Owner for a vehicle that I no longer own, what should I do?

Answer: You need to make representations against the Notice to Owner. You should confirm in writing that you were not the owner of the vehicle at the time of the parking contravention. You should also supply the name and address of the person you sold the vehicle to, with the date of sale and any supporting evidence that may be relevant.

Representations can be made using the link below, or alternatively they can be sent by post to:
Isle of Wight Council (Parking Services)
PO Box 114
Sandown
Isle of Wight
PO36 6BT

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