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The cost of parking fines


There are two levels of fine - £50 and £70. Both rates will be reduced by 50% if you pay within 14 days of the date of issue.

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The Parking Shop is closed to the public during the current national lockdown.

To pay a fine please call 03300 884 785 or visit Pay/appeal against a parking fine/Penalty Charge Notice online.

For parking and visitors permits please email permits.durham@nslservices.co.uk.

Listed below are the codes which appear on the fine (Penalty Charge Notice), with their cost and description.

CodeDescriptionCost
01Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours£70.00
02Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force£70.00
04Parked in a meter bay when penalty time is indicated£50.00
05Parked after the expiry of paid for time£50.00
06Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket or voucher£50.00
07Parked with payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time£50.00
08Parked at an out-of-order meter during controlled hours£50.00
09Parked displaying multiple pay and display tickets where prohibited£50.00
10Parked without clearly displaying two (or more) valid pay and display tickets when required£50.00
11Parked without payment of the parking charge£50.00
12Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place or zone without clearly displaying either a permit or voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place£70.00
14Parked in an electric vehicles' charging place during restricted hours without charging£70.00
16Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit£70.00
18Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited£70.00
19Parked in a residents' or shared use parking place or zone displaying an invalid permit, an invalid voucher or an invalid pay and display ticket£50.00
20Parked in a loading gap marked by a yellow line£70.00
21Parked in a suspended bay or space or part of bay or space£70.00
22Re-parked in the same parking place or zone within one hour (or other specified time) of leaving£50.00
23Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle£70.00
24Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay or space£50.00
25Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading£70.00
26Parked in a special enforcement area more than 50 cm from the edge of the carriageway and not within a designated parking place£70.00
27Parked in a special enforcement area adjacent to a dropped footway£70.00
30Parked for longer than permitted£50.00
35Parked in a disc parking place without clearly displaying a valid disc£50.00
36Parked in a disc parking place for longer than permitted£50.00
40Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without displaying a valid disabled person's badge in the prescribed manner£70.00
41Parked in a parking place designated for diplomatic vehicles£70.00
42Parked in a parking place designated for police vehicles£70.00
45Parked on a taxi rank£70.00
46Stopped where prohibited (on a red route or clearway)£70.00
47Stopped on a restricted bus stop or stand£70.00
48Stopped in a restricted area outside a school when prohibited£70.00
49Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track or lane£70.00
55A commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention the Overnight Waiting Ban£70.00
56Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction£70.00
57Parked in contravention of a coach ban£70.00
61A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between two carriageways£70.00
62Parked with one or more wheels on or over a footpath or any part of road other than a carriageway£70.00
63Parked with engine running where prohibited£50.00
70Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse£70.00
73Parked without payment of the parking charge£50.00
74Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited£70.00
80Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted£50.00
81Parked in a restricted area in a car park£70.00
82Parked after the expiry of paid for time£50.00
83Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket or voucher or parking clock£50.00
84Parked with additional payment made to extend the stay beyond time first purchased£50.00
85Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit£70.00
86Parked beyond the bay markings£50.00
87Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without displaying a valid disabled person's badge in the prescribed manner£70.00
89Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight or height or length permitted in the area£70.00
90Re-parked within one hour (or other specified time) of leaving a bay or space in a car park£50.00
91Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle£70.00
92Parked causing an obstruction£70.00
93Parked in car park when closed (this includes park and ride sites)£50.00
94Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying two (or other number required) valid pay and display tickets when required£50.00
95Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than the designated purpose for the parking place£50.00
96Parked with engine running where prohibited£50.00
99Stopped on a pedestrian crossing or crossing area marked by zigzags£70.00
Contact us
Parking Services
03000 263 985
Our address is:
  • PO Box 568
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9GP
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