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How to Challenge your Parking Penalty

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.

Challenge Your Parking Penalty Charge Notice Online

Informal Challenge

The motorist may challenge online using the link above 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 the original appeal was received within 14 days of the notice being issued.

Otherwise, the full charge of either £50 or £70 will be requested.

In writing

If you prefer to make your challenge in writing, please include the:

  • Penalty Charge Notice Serial No,
  • Your full name, address,
  • Vehicle registration

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.

Formal Representation

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, regardless of who was driving the car at the time the 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 violation did not occur
  • The penalty exceeded the relevant amount
  • The Traffic Order was invalid
  • I was not the owner or 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

Appeal to The Traffic Penalty Tribunal

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
Springfield House
Water Lane

Contact Details

Parking Regulation and Compliance
PO Box 10169