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.
  • The relevant charge isn't paid by midnight on the next working day after the first day of travel
  • The vehicle has not been registered with us
  • You have provided an incorrect number plate (vehicle registration mark) or incorrect date of travel when paying the charge
  • You paid by post but did not allow at least 10 days before your date of travel for your payment to clear

You may receive separate PCNs for each charging day that you drive within the ULEZ. Please remember that the charging hours are from midnight to midnight. 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.

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