Challenges and processing
Challenging a PCN
If you feel you have been issued with an incorrect PCN you will need to submit a challenge in writing.
You can submit a formal representation after you have received the Penalty Charge Notice (for moving and static traffic offences), a Notice to Owner document (parking offences) or an Enforcement Notice (bus lane offences). There are only a few mitigating circumstances that will be considered for making representations. For information on legal grounds for challenging your PCN, see the London Tribunals website. Please note that you cannot pay the discounted amount and lodge an appeal/make formal representation.
To proceed with the challenge please submit evidence to support your representation e.g. disabled badge, sales invoice. If your challenge is accepted or the notice was issued in error, it will be cancelled and you will not have to pay. If we reject your challenge at the full rate you will have to pay the full fee (the amount will not be discounted).
If the representation is rejected, you will be sent details on how to take the appeal to an independent parking tribunal. This will be conducted by the Environment and Traffic Adjudicators (ETA) who are legal adjudicators. They will reassess the case, either at a personal hearing or by post.
The council processes penalty charge notices according to set regulations. They specify the steps we must take to recover payment of the fine.
If you receive 3 or more unpaid PCNs and the PCNs are not subject to challenge, you will not be eligible for a parking permit in this borough.