If you park in contravention of the parking regulations, you can be issued with a parking ticket. Parking tickets issued by the Council are called a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Do not ignore your PCN or any associated correspondence from us as you may have to pay additional fees on top of the original charge.
What do I do if I get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)?
If you receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) you will have 28 days to pay, however if you pay within 14 days a 50% discount will apply i.e. £25 if the charge is for £50, or £35 if the charge is for £70.
You can pay a parking fine online:
For more information go to Paying a parking fine.
If you do not pay the PCN we will take steps to recover the money from you, the amount may increase and as a last resort we may register the debt with the County Court.
If you feel the PCN was issued incorrectly, you may be able to challenge the parking fine. You can challenge a parking fine online:
For more information go to Challenging a parking fine.
Where does the money go?
Calderdale Council will use the income generated to fund the parking operation. Any surplus money will be spent on improving parking facilities and thereafter, transportation and traffic improvements locally, benefiting the whole community.
Civil Enforcement Officers are not on commission or bonuses related to the number of PCN’s issued.
Why are we doing it?
Parking in the wrong place at the wrong time can cause congestion, delays, accidents and inconvenience. It can impede access for pedestrians and other road users including emergency vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances when lives may be at risk.
We aim to provide enforcement across the Borough to ensure that parking policies are enforced effectively and consistently, which will benefit all the residents, workers and visitors of Calderdale. The benefits of enforcement include:
- improved road safety,
- reduced congestion,
- improved access for emergency service vehicles,
- more efficient public transport,
- improved pedestrian access,
- more chance of parking near to where you live,
- a cleaner environment,
- income from PCN’s reinvested locally in improving transportation.