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Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)

Information about Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)

Civil Parking Enforcement

In December 2012 Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) was introduced in Lincolnshire.  The introduction of CPE changed the way that parking fines were issued across the county.  Excess Charge Notices were replaced by Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) - Boston Borough Council are responsible for issuing PCNs at off-street locations owned by the Council; whilst Lincolnshire County Council assumed responsibility from the Police Authority for issuing PCNs at on-street locations throughout Lincolnshire.

The processing for Boston Borough Council's PCNs is no longer carried out in-house, but at the Central Processing Unit in Nottingham. Therefore, if you have received a PCN and you wish to challenge it, please follow the instructions on the reverse of the PCN.

If you are intending to challenge a PCN, you should do so within 14 days of receiving it and you should not make payment in the meantime.

If you have mislaid your PCN and need to know the reference number for the case, please contact Boston Borough Council for off-street PCNs issued in Council car parks and Lincolnshire County Council for on-street PCNs.