Appealing against your Penalty Charge Notice
Before you appeal against a PCN you should view PCN details and evidence online.
Do not pay for the PCN if you wish to appeal as the case will be closed on the grounds of liability being accepted and no further correspondence will be responded to.
Stages of the appeals process
There are 3 stages to the process:
- Informal challenge
- Formal representation
- Parking adjudicator
1. Informal Challenge
You can make an informal challenge up to 28 days after the PCN is issued.
2. Formal representation
If you do not pay or challenge your PCN within the first 28 days after the PCN is issued, we will issue a written reminder called a 'Notice to Owner' providing the option to either pay the PCN or make a formal representation.
3. Parking adjudicator
If you have made a formal representation and it has been rejected by the Council, you can make an appeal to an independent Parking Adjudicator at the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service to have the decision reviewed.