Penalty charge notices (PCNs) 

If you have received a Bolton Council parking ticket (Penalty Charge Notice), you will qualify for a 50% reduction if you pay within 14 days of issue.

Do not ignore the ticket. If you do not either pay promptly or challenge the notice you may have to pay more.

 How to pay
Pay online
Pay by telephone using a credit or debit card
(Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Delta, Solo or Visa Electron) 
01204 331634 - 24 hour automated payment line
Pay by post to:
Bolton Council, PO Box 434, Bolton BL1 4FD
Pay in person at:
One Stop Shop in Bolton Town Hall
Payment methods accepted are cheque, credit and debit cards. The One Stop Shop opening times are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Pay by Easypay at any Post Office or any shop displaying a PayPoint or e-pay logo.
Many of these outlets are open outside normal office hours and will take your payment
free of charge.
Post Office - Accepts payments by cash, debit card or cheque made payable to
Post Office Ltd
PayPoint - Accepts payments by cash only
e-pay - Accepts payments by cash only using the bar code on the front payment slip
of your notice.
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Please make sure you receive a receipt and keep it safe as this is your proof of payment.

Challenging the notice or the consideration of mitigating circumstances

Check the notice to see what ‘contravention’ you are alleged to have committed.

If you wish to challenge this, you can:

Each case is dealt with on its own merit and there is no set list of mitigating circumstances. We will investigate every case and make a decision based on individual circumstances.

If your challenge is refused you can appeal through an independent tribunal – the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. See the 'Links' tab at the top of this page for further details.

Parking Services Annual Reports

These can be downloaded here

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