The Parking Enforcement process: I've received a Notice to Owner

Step 4:

My representations were rejected by the Council. Can I appeal?

If the council rejects your formal challenge to the PCN it will send you a Notice of Rejection (NOR), which explains that you must pay the PCN or continue with the appeals process. Payment must be made before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date the Notice of Rejection is served (deemed to be 2 working days after posting).

This letter will include a Notice of Appeal (NOA). You should use the NOA to appeal to the Independent Adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. 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 Notice of Appeal, you can say which type of appeal you would prefer, postal, personal or telephone. 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.

If the vehicle owner is found liable they must then pay the penalty before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date the adjudicators decision is served (deemed to be 2 working days after posting).

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

parking penalty enforcement process diagram