Glossary / Debt Registration

Adjudicator

Appeal

Approved device (including cameras)

Authorisation Notice

Bus lane

Bylaw

Challenge - Post Notice to Owner (Formal Challenge)

Challenge - Pre Notice to Owner

Charge Certificate

Civil Enforcement Agent (Formally bailiff)

Civil Enforcement Authority

Civil Enforcement Officer

Civil Justice System

Clamping

Compelling Reasons

Contravention

Contravention Code

Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

Costs

County Court

Debt Registration

The process of recording a parking or bus-lane debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) at the County Court, no fewer than fourteen days after the service of a Charge Certificate and where the penalty charge due has not been paid. The registration of debt is an automated process and there is no right of personal representation during this process.

Decriminalisation

Designated Parking Bays

Discount Rate

Discretion

DVLA

Evidence

Grounds for Appeal

Loading Bay

Magistrates' Court

Notice of Appeal (NOA)

Notice of Rejection of Representations (NOR)

Notice to Owner (NTO)

Order for Recovery

Parking

Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS)

Parking Bay

Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)

Procedural Impropriety

Recommendation

Registered Keeper

Registered Keeper

Review

Signs and lines

Statutory Declaration

Telephone Hearing

Towing Away (Removal)

Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC)

Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA 2004)

Traffic Penalty Tribunal

Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)

Transport Act 2000

Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM)

Witness Statement


Download this diagram from the PATROL leaflet explaining the parking penalty enforcement process

parking penalty enforcement process diagram