Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) contravention codes

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) or bus lane PCN together with a description of the offence.

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)


Further details of contravention code 01

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


Further details of contravention code 01-

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


Further details of contravention code 01.

01x Parked in a restricted street within 15m of a junction


Further details of contravention code 01x

01P

Parked in a restricted street - temporary prohibition of waiting (police cones) (non-goods vehicles)

Further details of contravention code 01P

01-P

Parked in a restricted street - temporary prohibition of waiting (police cones) (goods vehicles)

Further details of contravention code 01-P

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


Further details of contravention code 02

02r

Parked or loading/ unloading in a restricted parking zone

Further details of contravention code 02r

Other on-street parking contravention codes

Contravention code Description
05 Parked after the expiry of paid time at a pay and display bay


Further details of contravention code 05

05M

Parked in a residents parking zone after the expiry of paid time at a pay and display bay

Further details of contravention code 05M

06 Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket (non-goods vehicles) or having a valid cashless parking event


Further details of contravention code 06

06. Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket (goods vehicles) or having a valid cashless parking event


Further details of contravention code 06.

12

Parked in a residents parking zone without having or displaying a valid permit (non-goods vehicle)

Further details of contravention code 12

12-

Parked in a residents parking zone without having or displaying a valid permit (goods vehicle)

Further details of contravention code 12-

12M

Parked in a residents parking zone without having or displaying a valid permit, or having a valid cashless parking event, or valid pay and display ticket (non-goods vehicle)

Further details of contravention code 12M

12M-

Parked in a residents parking zone without having or displaying a valid permit, or having a valid cashless parking event, or valid pay and display ticket (goods vehicle)

Further details of contravention code 12M-

14

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

Further details of contravention code 14

16 Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit


Further details of contravention code 16

22

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

Further details of contravention code 22

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


Further details of contravention code 23

24 Not parked wholly within the markings of the bay or space (Controlled Parking Zones only)


Further details of contravention code 24

24. Not parked wholly within the markings of the bay or space (non-goods vehicles) (Controlled Parking Zones only)


Further details of contravention code 24.

24-

Not parked wholly within the markings of the bay or space (goods vehicles) (Controlled Parking Zones only)

Further details of contravention code 24-

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


Further details of contravention code 25

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


Further details of contravention code 25.

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


Further details of contravention code 26

30 Parked for longer than permitted


Further details of contravention code 30

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


Further details of contravention code 40

43 Parked in a parking place designated for doctors' vehicles


Further details of contravention code 43

44 Parked in a parking place designated for coaches


Further details of contravention code 44

45 Parked on a taxi rank


Further details of contravention code 45

46C

Parked on a clearway during hours of operation

Further details of contravention code 46C

46F Parked on a footway next to a clearway which is not permitted at any time


Further details of contravention code 46F

47 Parked on a restricted bus stop/ stand


Further details of contravention code 47

48

Parked in a restricted area outside a school

Further details of contravention code 48

49 Parked wholly or partly on a mandatory cycle lane


Further details of contravention code 49

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


Further details of contravention code 54

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


Further details of contravention code 54-

54.

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

Further details of contravention code 54.

99C

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

Further details of contravention code 99C

99F

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

Further details of contravention code 99F

Bus lane and other bus priority measures contravention codes

Contravention code Description
34 Vehicle seen contravening bus lane regulations


Further details of contravention code 34

34. Vehicle seen contravening bus lane regulations (non-goods vehicles)


Further details of contravention code 34.

34-

Vehicle seen contravening bus lane regulations (goods vehicles)

Further details of contravention code 34-

34B

Vehicle seen contravening Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) route bus lane regulations (Blue Badge)

Further details of contravention code 34B 

34F

Vehicle detected contravening bus lane regulations, fixed camera enforcement

Further details of contravention code 34F

34M Vehicle detected contravening bus lane regulations, mobile camera enforcement


Further details of contravention code 34M

51 Vehicle detected failing to comply with a 'No Entry' sign (buses-only street), fixed camera enforcement


Further details of contravention code 51

Off-street (car parks) contravention codes

Contravention code Description
71 Parked in an electric vehicle's charging place during operating hours without charging


Further details of contravention code 71

80 Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted


Further details of contravention code 80

82

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

Further details of contravention code 82

83 Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket or having a valid cashless parking event


Further details of contravention code 83

86 Not parked wholly within the markings of the bay/ space


Further details of contravention code 86

87 Parked in a person with a disability's parking space without clearly displaying a valid person with a disability badge


Further details of contravention code 87

91 Parked in an area not designated for that class of vehicle


Further details of contravention code 91

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.

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