Pay or challenge an on-street parking fine online and view details of the penalty charge notice fees.

Civil parking enforcement

Civil parking enforcement is in operation throughout North Yorkshire. This means the local highway authority can enforce on-street parking restrictions, such as yellow lines and parking bays. These restrictions are enforced on our behalf by Harrogate and Scarborough Borough Councils.

Scarborough Borough Council enforce parking in the Hambleton, Ryedale, Richmondshire, and Scarborough areas. Harrogate Borough Council enforce parking in the Craven, Harrogate and Selby areas.

Pay your penalty charge notice or appeal it online

Depending on who issued your penalty charge notice, which should be clearly visible on the ticket, you can select one of the buttons below to pay or dispute the fine.

PCN issued by Scarborough Borough Council

PCN issued by Harrogate Borough Council

Further information

There are two levels of penalty charge notice.

A higher level contravention incurs a charge of £70 (£35 if paid within 14 days).
Examples include parking on yellow lines, parking in a disabled bay without displaying a valid disabled badge, or parking in a loading bay.

A lower level contravention incurs a charge of £50 (£25 if paid within 14 days).
Examples include parking in a pay and display zone without displaying a valid pay and display ticket, or parking in a disc zone without displaying a permit.

You can challenge a penalty charge notice online using the buttons above. Your notice will also include details of how to challenge.

 View the penalty charge notice appeal process (pdf / 361 KB).

You can report a parking infringement on a road as follows.

North Yorkshire Police retain sole responsibility for certain non restriction offences on the roads such as dangerous parking, obstruction and all moving traffic offences. You can call 101 or email:

Local Government Transparency Code 2014

  Information which must be published Information recommended for publication
Parking revenues  Annual publication
Local authorities must place a link on their website to the following published data or place the data itself on its website:
  • revenue collected from on-street and off-street parking
  • parking enforcement notices
Local authorities should publish a breakdown of how they spend or use revenue from parking charges and enforcement activities.
Controlled parking spaces Annual publication
Publish the number of marked out controlled on and off-street parking spaces within their area, or an estimate of the number of spaces where controlled parking space is not marked out in individual parking bays or spaces.
Local authorities should publish the number of free parking spaces available in its area which are provided directly by the local authority or an estimate of the number of spaces where free parking space is not marked out in individual parking bays or spaces.


The County Council is only the enforcement authority for on-street parking. District councils are the enforcement authority in local authority managed off-street car parks. The figures provided in the tables below therefore only relate to on-street parking activity.

Parking revenues

2015/16 on-street Civil Parking Enforcement income and expenditure

District Income (£) Expenditure (£) District balance (£)
Craven 26,514 39,920 -13,406
Selby 31,025 36,516 -5,491
Hambleton 333,285 71,975 261,310
Richmondshire 78,752 67,153 11,599
Ryedale 49,297 64,201 -14,904
Scarborough 1,926,129 877,323 1,048,806
Harrogate 2,479,290 753,812 1,725,478
Total 4,924,292 1,910,900 3,013,392

Use of surplus

Section 55 (as amended) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act (1984) sets out the permitted uses for any surplus funding arising from Civil Parking Enforcement. In accordance with this legislation the 2015/16 surplus was spent on the following:

  • Contribution towards the requirement on the County Council to fund concessionary bus travel
  • Contribution towards the operating costs of the Scarborough and Whitby Park and Ride sites
  • Access to CCTV to monitor the highway network
  • Maintenance of parking road signs and lines
  • Contribution to Leeds – Harrogate – York rail line improvement scheme
  • Highway maintenance
  • Replacement of pay and display machines / machine maintenance
  • The Department for Transport stipulated that off-street car parks needed to be included in the countywide CPE designation order. This had financial repercussions for some of the district councils as they lost the discretion to set the fee for Penalty Charge Notices. In recognition of this issue the County Council resolved to underwrite any losses experienced by the district councils. The agreement with the district councils is for 3 years until May 2016, but includes a requirement to extend for a further 2 years should the district councils still be able to evidence a loss.

Penalty Charge Notices issued

2015/16 on-street Penalty Charge Notices issued

District Penalty Charge Notices
Craven 872
Hambleton 3,611
Harrogate 17,717
Richmondshire 2,571
Ryedale 1,457
Scarborough 21,713
Selby 832
Total 48,773

Controlled parking spaces

District Controlled parking spaces Free parking spaces
Craven 230 230
Hambleton 1,206 595
Harrogate 5,118 4,114
Richmondshire 450 450
Ryedale 490 490
Scarborough 7,387 5,429
Selby 117 117
Total 14,452 11,971