Penalty charges

Operators of lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) must obtain a permit for a vehicle before they operate it within the area.

You may be issued with a PCN if you drive an HGV over 12 tonnes GVW without a valid safety permit.

You may receive separate PCNs for each day that you drive within Greater London. PCNs can be issued to both UK and non-UK registered vehicles.

To see the current status or amount outstanding of the PCN, plus other details, you can view PCN details online.

You can pay online (use the button above) or by:

Phone: 0343 222 3333 (TfL call charges)

Post:
Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit
PO Box 335
Darlington
DL1 9PU

Or find out more about challenging a PCN.

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)

Penalty charge £550, if paid within 14 days £275

If you pay within 14 days of service, the penalty charge will be discounted by 50%.

Please do not ignore a PCN.

What if I don't pay it?

If you don't pay your PCN or make a representation within 28 calendar days, it will increase to £825.