Get a 50% discount if you pay your parking or bus lane fine, also known as a Penalty Charge Notice, within the timeframe shown on your Penalty Charge Notice.

Pay your fine    

You'll need your Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) number. This will start with the letters BS or OB, followed by 8 digits for example BS12345678. If you've lost your PCN fill in our Parking Services form.

Other ways to pay

Call automated service

Call our 24 hour automated service on 0117 903 6402. 

The call will cost you your phone provider's access charge.

Send a cheque

You can send a cheque made payable to Bristol City Council to:

Payment Processing (Parking PCN), PO Box 3399, Bristol City Council, Bristol, BS1 9NE.

What happens if you don't pay

You'll have to pay the full charge if you don't pay or appeal your PCN within 14 days or Bus Lane PCN within 21 days of the date of service of the notice. Your PCN letter tells you the date of service.

If after 28 days of the date of service, you haven't either paid or appealed the PCN you may get another reminder letter to pay the outstanding charge.

If the PCN remains unpaid you may get a Charge Certificate which increases the original amount due by 50%. If you do not pay the PCN now you may get a text message reminder.

If the PCN still remains unpaid then it may be registered with the Traffic Enforcement Centre at the County Court and an Order for Recovery issued. This will add a £9 court registration fee to the total outstanding amount.

Should the PCN still remain outstanding we may instruct our bailiffs to recover the money you owe. You'll also have to pay the bailiff's fees.

Case details

You can see your case details online Go to (opens new window), which may include photographs.