Appeal against a parking ticket or traffic fine

If you feel that the fine was incorrectly issued, or that there are special circumstances in your case, you may make an appeal against your fine(Penalty Charge Notice).

If we receive your challenge within the discounted period the discounted charge will be offered to you again if we are unable to cancel the Penalty Charge Notice.

The discounted period is 14 days or 21 days for PCNs issued as a result of CCTV. Please note these are not working days and include weekends in the total e.g. the 7 day period is Monday to Sunday

Do not pay if you want to appeal and if your appeal is accepted, the charge will be cancelled.

How to appeal

  1. Have your PCN reference number, contravention code and vehicle registration ready to proceed.
  2. Select either 'Appeal against a parking ticket left on your vehicle' if the PCN was left on your vehicle or 'Appeal against your ticket or fine' if the PCN was sent to your address by post.
  3. Enter the PCN and contravention code numbers when prompted.
  4. A number of common reasons for appeal will be presented. Use them to see if you will be likely to succeed with an appeal.
  5. Decide to pay the PCN by clicking on the 'Pay' link or appeal the PCN by clicking on the 'Continue/Challenge' link.
  6. If appealing you will be taken to our appeals system. If the PCN has been left on your vehicle you will be taken to the 'Informal challenge form' where you will need to enter the PCN number and vehicle registration. If the PCN was sent to your address by post you will be taken to the 'Formal representation form' where you will need to enter the PCN number, vehicle registration and the web code from the letter.

Please note that we have up to 56 days to process your appeal and we will write to you once it has been processed. If you want to upload any supporting evidence on the appeal form then please make sure what you upload is under 2mb in file size.

If the PCN has been left on your vehicle

Appeal against a parking ticket left on your vehicle

If the PCN was sent to your address by post

Appeal against your ticket or fine

You can also read our PCN discretionary policy document outlining the criteria we use to enforce or cancel your PCN.

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