Challenge a fine

You can challenge a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) if you:

  • think that the PCN is wrong

  • have a valid pay and display ticket or permit to cover the time of the parking contravention.

For more information on how to challenge a PCN:

You must make your challenge in writing by law, we can't accept challenges over the telephone.

When making your challenge, please supply copies of any supporting evidence, such as a valid pay and display ticket, permit or Blue Badge.

You can submit your challenge by:

  • using the online challenge form:
  • sending a letter in the post:

Parking Services

Derby City Council

The Council House

Corporation Street



  • sending via fax

01332 643 299

You will need to quote:

  • the PCN number

  • the vehicle registration

  • your address

  • telephone and or mobile number.

You will also need to fully explain your reason for challenging the PCN.

You will receive an acknowledgement to confirm that we have received your challenge. We will write back to you, in full, once we have considered your challenge.