The Excess Charge Notice (ECN) Fine is £60. This will be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. If payment is received after 14 days, the fine will remain at £60.
Paying an Excess Charge Notice within 14 days of issue
If you pay your parking fine within 14 days of the ECN being issued, the fine will be reduced to £30.
The image below shows an example of an ECN. It clearly shows the ECN number and the cost of the fine as explained above. The officer issuing the ECN will complete the form with the registration number and details of your vehicle and state why the ECN has been issued.
Paying a Parking Fine Invoice (after 14 days of the ECN being issued)
If you fail to pay an ECN within 14 days of issue, we will obtain the details of the registered keeper from the DVLA. We will then send an invoice to the registered keeper for £60 (the full ECN amount).
The image below shows an example invoice for £60 sent to the registered keeper of the vehicle when an ECN remains unpaid for 14 days (and no request for an appeal has been received). The invoice will include the details of the original ECN, including the ECN number, vehicle registration number and date and location of the parking offence.
Please note, credit card payments will incur a surcharge.
Pay by Cheque
When paying by cheque, please ensure you:
- Enclose the original ECN
- Write the ECN number on the back of the cheque
- Make cheques payable to 'Wealden District Council' and send it to the address at the bottom of the page.
Pay by Phone
We can take payments by Debit Cards (except Visa Electron) or Credit Cards over the phone.
Please contact Car Parking using the details below.
Please note that all Credit Card payments will incur a surcharge.
Pay in Person
You may pay your fine by Debit or Credit Card (including Visa Electron) at our offices. Please go to the reception at the address below and remember to bring your ECN number.
Failure to pay a Parking Fine
The Road Traffic Regulation 1984, Section 35 (A) makes it an offence to fail to pay this excess charge.
Failure to pay a parking fine will result in the Council's Debt Recovery Policy being implemented.
Find out how to appeal against a parking fine.
Contact Corporate Assets
Contact Form: Contact the Corporate Assets Team
Telephone: 01323 443359
Wealden District Council,