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Parking fines

Pay a parking fine

It's easy to pay a parking fine 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 online

Query a parking fine
If you disagree with a parking fine, you can contest it online.

Pay a charge certificate
Charge Certificates are given when a parking fine has not been paid.


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

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.

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.

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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