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Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)

IMPORTANT: The management of on-street parking including the issue of Penalty Charge Notices moved to Hampshire County Council on the 1 October 2023. 

  • If you have received a PCN with the prefix WR this was issued by Winchester City Council for a contravention in one of our off-street car parks or areas
  • If you have received a PCN with the prefix YW this was issued by Winchester City Council acting as agents on behalf of Hampshire County Council for on-street parking up to and including the 30 September 2023. Any payment or challenge of this PCN should continue to be made to Winchester City Council.
  • If you have received a PCN with the prefix PV this was issued by Hampshire County Council. To pay or challenge visit


A Penalty Charge Notice may be issued to a vehicle if it is found parked in contravention of the parking regulations that are in place for that location and Winchester City Council controls the parking restrictions for that area. A penalty charge may be either £70.00 or £50.00 depending on the contravention.

This section provides information on how you may pay a penalty charge, or, how to make an appeal if you feel you have grounds for the Council to consider cancelling a penalty charge.


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