How do I 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 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.

You will need to quote:

  • The PCN number (DR xxxx xxxx)

  • The vehicle registration number

  • Your address

  • Your telephone and / or mobile number

You can submit your challenge by:

  • Using our online interactive challenge tool
  • Sending via post to:

Parking Services,

Derby City Council,

The Council House,

Corporation Street,



  • Via fax machine on:

01332 643 299