If you receive a Penalty Charge Notice you can find information on how to pay or appeal by visiting the NI Direct website.
Most councils in Northern Ireland have the power to enforce parking penalties under the ‘The Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005’. However, some council owned car parks in Northern Ireland are now being managed by private parking companies, which can cause confusion for motorists, as the PCN (Penalty Charge Notice) is being issued by a private company, not the Department for Infrastructure (DfI). As the car park is owned by the council the same rules that apply to on-street parking will apply here and therefore the Penalty Charge Notice will need to be paid or appealed and should not be ignored.
Information on how to appeal a Penalty Charge Notice issued on behalf of a council owned car park will be detailed on the back of the Penalty Charge letter/notice or can be found on the website of the local Council area.