Challenge Your Parking Penalty Charge Notice Online
If you wish to submit an online challenge against a Penalty Charge Notice, please click the link below.
The motorist may challenge online using the link below if they consider that the Notice has been issued incorrectly. If the council decides to cancel the Penalty Charge, a written letter of confirmation will be issued.
If the Penalty Charge is enforced, the reduced sum of either £25 or £35 will be accepted within 14 days of the reply, only if original appeal was received within 14 days of the notice being issued.
Otherwise the full charge of either £50 or £70 will be requested.
If you prefer to make your challenge in writing, please include the Penalty Charge Notice Serial No, your full name, address, vehicle registration and write to:
Parking Regulation and Compliance
PO Box 10169
Please note: The response time for written communication is longer than using the online form above.
If payment is not received within 28 days (or within 14 days of the reply to an informal appeal) the Council will issue a Notice to Owner requesting payment of the full £50 or £70. The owner of the vehicle is responsible for payment of the charge, irrespective of who was driving the car at the time the Penalty Charge Notice was issued. The reverse of the Notice to Owner offers the opportunity to make a formal representation (within 28 days) on the following grounds:
- The contravention did not occur
- The penalty exceeded the relevant amount
- The Traffic Order was invalid
- I was not the owner/keeper of the vehicle at the time of the contravention
- The vehicle had been taken without my consent
- We are a hire firm and have supplied the name and address of the hirer
The final opportunity to appeal is to the external and independent Traffic Penalty Tribunal. The required form will be included with the Council's Notice of Rejection of Representation. If the Traffic Penalty Tribunal allows the appeal, the Council will be instructed to cancel the Penalty Charge Notice. However, if the Traffic Penalty Tribunal rejects the appeal, the full charge of either £50 or £70 is payable.
For further information about the Traffic Penalty Tribunal please contact:
Telephone: 01625 445555
Traffic Penalty Tribunal
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