Pay a parking fine


Parking fines (PCN)

​Parking fines are called Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)

Motorists whose parking contravenes the regulations will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice which costs £70 or £50 depending on the seriousness of the contravention.

This charge is reduced by 50% if it is paid within 14 days of the PCN’s service date. Failure to pay a Penalty Charge Notice will result in further action, including an increased charge.

​Before you start

You will need:

  • A PCN number (the 10 digit number starting with WP) which is at the top of the Notice
  • The vehicle registration mark (VRM)
  • A credit or debit card

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro and Electron

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Paying by telephone

Phone 0845 603 1539, select the parking notices option, and follow the simple instructions. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Paying by post

Wakefield Council, Parking Services, P.O. Box 47, Wakefield, WF1 2QW

Cheques should be made payable to Wakefield Council. Please make sure you write your PCN number (the 10 digit number starting with WP) which is at the top of the Notice on the back of your cheque. We do not issue receipts for cheque payments unless you ask for one. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable. Please do not send cash through the post.

In person

Payment can be made in person at The Cash Office, Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DD

Opening times are 8:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.


Fixed penalty notices (FPN)

To pay a fixed penalty notice, go to our payment site, select "Fixed Penalty Notices (e.g littering, dog fouling)" and follow the instructions.


Appeal against a fine

Appealing against a Penalty Charge Notice is called making a challenge/representation

Your challenge/representation should be made within 28 days from the date the Notice was issued.

Further information about appeal timescales

Before you start

You will need:

  • A PCN number (the 10 digit number starting with WP) which is at the top of the Notice​
  • The vehicle registration mark (VRM)

Enter your PCN Number (the 10 digit number starting with WP) and Vehicle registration mark (VRM),click the 'Make a challenge/representation' tab and complete the form. ​

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Alternatively you can make a challenge/representation in writing to:

Wakefield Council, Parking Services, P.O. Box 47, Wakefield, WF1 2QW

When making a challenge/representation in writing please supply your full name, ;full home postal address, vehicle registration number and the PCN number (the 10 digit number that starts with WP) which is at the top of the Notice. Any appeal received without this information will not be considered.

Contact us

Parking Services

PO Box 47
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

0345 8 506 506