Parking fines and penalty charge notices

Pay a parking fine or penalty charge notice (PCN)

It's easy to pay online by debit card (we do not accept payment by American Express, Diners Club, or Visa Electron).

Why pay online?

  • It's quick, safe and secure
  • Avoid the queues and pay from the comfort of your own home
  • Keep track of all of your payments online or print your own receipts 

Pay a parking fine or penalty charge notice (PCN)

Query a parking fine or penalty charge notice
If you disagree with a parking fine or penalty charge notice, you can contest it online.

Pay a charge certificate
Charge certificates are given when a parking fine or penalty charge notice has not been paid.

Parking charges

Higher contravention - £70, discounted rate £35*
Parking on single or double yellow lines, school zig zags or zig zags approaching zebra or pelican crossings

Lower contravention - £50, discounted rate £25*
Expired pay and display ticket overstays

*Discounted rate applies if you pay the fine within 14 days of notice being served.

A fine will be sent by post if the enforcement officer can't issue it. This could happen if the motorist drives away or acts aggressively.

Bus lane charges

Driving in bus lanes - £60, discounted rate £30*
Supported by digital photographic evidence from an approved device

*Discounted rate applies if you pay the fine within 14 days of notice being served.

How can I avoid parking fines?

Look out for lines, signs and notices when you park. These tell you about any restrictions or charges that apply. The Highway Code will help to explain what these signs and lines mean.

Top tips:

  • Check the times when parking is allowed
  • Check that you're parked within the markings of a bay
  • Check that the bay is not out of use

Help with parking fines

For more information, or if you need help with a parking fine, contact the parking team on 0191 424 7900.

Asda car park parking fines

Please be aware that South Tyneside Council does not own the Asda car park in South Shields. Asda employs a private company to manage and enforce this car park.

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