What a contravention code is

When a penalty charge notice is issued a contravention code is used. This must be used by the Civil Enforcement Officer as it indicates why a notice has been issued.

The Department for Transport have also set what they believe to be higher contraventions and lower contraventions. Some contraventions are seen to be more serious than others.

Find out more about what each contravention code means and whether it's a higher or lower contravention from PATROL. 

Level of charge Amount of charge Discount charge if paid within 14 days from the date if the issuing of the notice
Higher £70 £35
Lower £50 £25
Bus Lane £60 £30