Have you received a Warning or Parking Charge Notice?

Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) may be issued to any driver who parks in contravention of the University’s Traffic Regulations and its Terms & Conditions of parking. 


In some circumstances a first Warning may be issued. Please do not ignore it. If you do not understand the contravention or why the Warning has been issued then please contact the Car Parking Office promptly for advice at: carparking@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

What to do if you get a Parking Charge Notice

Payment of the PCN is £60 and must be made within 28 days. A 50% discounted sum of £30 will be accepted if paid within 14 days. Please make your payment via the First Parking website.

Yellow Parking Charge Notice in a transparent wallet

You will require:

  • the PCN reference number starting FP                                          
  • your vehicle registration number
  • a valid credit or debit card

How to Appeal against a PCN

If you have received a PCN and you feel that it has been issued unfairly or in error then you have the right to appeal the decision. Please make your appeal to First Parking via their website. This process will put the ticket in a hold status pending a decision on the outcome by the University's Appeals Team.

While you have 28 days to appeal a PCN, we recommend you start this process as soon as possible. If the appeal is raised within the 14 day discounted period and subsequently rejected, drivers would only need to pay the lower amount.

Please note that any appeal MUST be made before you make any payment against the PCN - once you have paid your Parking Charge Notice you cannot challenge it.

Unpaid PCN’s

To avoid escalation of the PCN, please make your payment within 28 days.

First Parking are our enforcement partner; they are an Approved Operator and as such can obtain keeper details from the DVLA.

If a Parking Charge Notice is not paid, the registered keeper of the vehicle will receive a series of reminder letters requesting payment. If payment is still not received at this stage, First Parking will pass the debt to a Collection Agency who will continue to recover payment from the keeper. Further unpaid debts may result in court action.

Please note: The University cannot intervene if a PCN has been passed on to a debt collection agency. Drivers who have received correspondence from the collection agency should liaise directly with them.


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