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Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) contravention codes with descriptions

Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) contravention codes are a standard system of digit-based codes used throughout Northern Ireland. These appear on each parking ticket (PCN) together with a description of the parking offence.

PCN contravention codes

Below is a list of PCN contravention codes with the relevant code number and contravention description.

On-street parking contravention codes for double and single yellow lines

Contravention Code Description
01

Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours (non-goods vehicles)

01-

Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours (goods vehicles)

01.

Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours (Blue Badge - parked for longer than 3 hours)

01x

Parked in a restricted street within 15m of a junction

02

Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force

Other on-street parking contravention codes

Contravention Code Description
05

Parked after the expiry of paid time at a pay and display bay

06

Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket (non-goods vehicles)

06.

Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket (goods vehicles)

14

Parked in an electric vehicles’ charging place during restricted hours without charging

16

Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit

22

Re-parked in the same parking place within one hour (or other specified time) of leaving

23

Parked in a  parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle

24

Not parked wholly within the markings of the bay or space

25

Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading (non-goods vehicles)

25.

Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading (goods vehicles)

26

Vehicle not parked close to the edge of carriageway and not within a designated parking space

30

Parked for longer than permitted

34

Vehicle seen contravening bus lane regulations

40

Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's parking badge

43

Parked in a parking place designated for doctors' vehicles

44

Parked in a parking place designated for coaches

45

Parked on a taxi rank

46C

Parked on a clearway during hours of operation

46F

Parked on a footway adjacent to a clearway which is not permitted at any time

47

Parked on a restricted bus stop/stand

48

Parked in a restricted area outside a school

49

Parked wholly or partly on a mandatory cycle lane

54

Failing to comply with a sign indicating a restriction on vehicles entering and waiting in a Pedestrian Zone (where loading is not permitted)

54-

Failing to comply with a sign indicating a restriction on vehicles entering and waiting in a Pedestrian Zone (non-goods vehicles)

54.

Failing to comply with a sign indicating a restriction on vehicles entering and waiting in a Pedestrian Zone. (goods vehicles)

99

Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zigzags

Off-street (car parks) contravention codes

Contravention Code Description
71

Parked in an electric vehicles’ charging place during operating hours without charging

80

Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted

82

Parked after the expiry of time paid for in a pay and display car park

83

Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket

86

Not parked wholly within the markings of the bay/space

87

Parked in a disabled persons' parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled persons' badge

91

Parked in an area not designated for that class of vehicle

Parking Enforcement Protocol

The Parking Enforcement Protocol provides information on parking enforcement, including procedures for issuing parking tickets, the role of traffic attendants, the process for challenging a penalty charge notice and details on the contravention codes used.  You can view a copy of this protocol using the link below: