Appeal a parking or bus lane fine

How to make an appeal about your Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

All appeals must be made in writing. You’ll need both:

  • your 10 digit Penalty Charge Notice number, starting with the letters BS or OB

  • the vehicle registration number

Appeal PCN online


You can appeal a PCN 24 hours after receiving it.

This is because it takes 24 hours for the PCN to be uploaded into our system.

Appeal by post

Send your letter to Parking Services (PCN Appeals), PO Box 3176, Bristol City Council, Bristol, BS3 9FS. 

Case details

You can see your case details online, which may include photographs.