Challenge a Parking Ticket (Penalty Charge Notice)
Appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal
If we reject your formal representation, you can make a final appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.
This has to be done within 28 days of receiving the 'Notice of Rejection', and cannot be done before.
The adjudicator is an experienced lawyer who is independent of the Council and provides the motorist with an opportunity to appeal to an independent body against a Penalty Charge Notice. Motorists will be given the option of having the appeal dealt with in person, over the telephone or by post. The adjudicator will consider the appeal and make a decision that is final and binding on both the motorist and the Council. More information is available on the Traffic Penalty Tribunal Website.
If the appeal is not upheld, then the Traffic Penalty Tribunal will notify the appellant of the outcome, who then has 28 days to pay the full charge.
A Charge Certificate will be sent notifying that the charge has been increased. There is no right to appeal at this stage.
If payment of the charge remains outstanding after the Charge Certificate has been sent, the Council will register the Charge as a debt at the Traffic Enforcement Centre. An amount to cover court costs is added at this stage.
If the debt is not paid or a Statutory Declaration is not made within 21 days, the Council will apply to the County Court for a Warrant of Execution, which authorises the Council to recover the unpaid amount using Certified Bailiffs. The Bailiffs will then add their charges to the outstanding debt, further increasing the total amount outstanding.
Last update: 07/02/2012