The Parking Enforcement Process: A PCN issued by a CEO

Step 4:

My formal representations were rejected by the council. Can I appeal?

If the council rejects your formal representations it will send you a Notice Of Rejection, which explains that you must pay the PCN or continue with the appeals process.  Any payment or appeal must be made before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the dae of service of this letter (Two working days after it is posted). This letter will include a Notice of Appeal (NOA).

You should use the Notice Of Appeal (NOA) to appeal to the Independent Adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.  Parking Adjudicators are impartial lawyers who work independently of the councils that issue the PCNs.

An Adjudicator will hear your appeal in person, by telephone or by considering written evidence. On the NOA, you can say which type of appeal you would prefer.

The Adjudicator will hear any evidence put forward by you and the council. After hearing evidence, the Adjudicator can direct the council to cancel the PCN so that you pay nothing or recommend that the council waives the penalty payment.

An Adjudicator can also find the vehicle owner liable to pay the penalty.  The vehicle owner must then pay the penalty before the end of the period of 28 days from receiving written notice of the Adjudicator's decision.


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

parking penalty enforcement process diagram