You may be issued with a PCN if:

  • Your vehicle does not meet ULEZ emissions standards and you are not exempt or registered for a 100% discount
  • Your vehicle does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards and you haven't paid the correct charge by midnight on the third charging day after travelling in the zone
  • The vehicle has not been registered with us
  • You paid the charge for an incorrect number plate (vehicle registration mark) or incorrect day of travel
  • You paid by post less than 10 days before your date of travel

Remember that the charging hours are from midnight to midnight. So you may get separate PCNs for each charging day that you have driven within the ULEZ.

Both UK and non-UK registered vehicles can get PCNs.

To look at the current status, amount outstanding on the PCN, or any other information, view your PCN.

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

Phone: 0343 222 3333 (TfL call charges)
Ultra Low Emission Zone
PO Box 553
Darlington DL1 9TZ

Or find out more about challenging a PCN.

Vehicle Weight Penalty charge If paid within 14 days

Cars, vans, motorcycles, motor tricycles and mopeds


Up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £160 £80

Motor caravans

2.5 - 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £160 £80
Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats) 5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight £160 £80