We want to enforce parking (and some moving traffic) restrictions in a fair and transparent way. Enforcement is carried out in accordance with the Traffic Management Act 2004 and guidance provided by the Department for Transport.
You can appeal parking and bus lane fines within 28 days (it takes 24 hours before the issued tickets and their details are displayed in the system).
If you make an appeal
If you do appeal within 28 days you should wait until you receive a reply from us before making payment. The fine will be kept on hold whilst we consider your case. If you pay, the case will be closed and you will not be able to appeal further.
Informal appeals (before a Notice to Owner is sent)
We will normally send replies to informal appeals by email (please check your junk mail folder in case our reply gets directed there).
If your appeal is successful, the fine will be cancelled and you will receive an email or letter confirming this.
If you are unsuccessful, you will receive a letter or email explaining why and what your options are. We will re-apply the discounted charge if your appeal was received in the discount period.
If we haven’t received your payment within 28 days (or within 14 days of the reply of a formal challenge) we will send the registered keeper a Notice to Owner (NtO) letter.
Formal appeals (after issue of a Notice to Owner or postal PCN)
If we send you a Notice to Owner letter (or a postal PCN) you will be allowed 28 days to make a formal appeal. On the back of this letter it explains how to do this
If you appeal we will keep the fine on hold until we write to you with our decision.
If your appeal is successful, you will receive a letter confirming this.
If your appeal is rejected, you will receive a Notice of Rejection letter. This will explain how to appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. You cannot appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal unless you have received this notice.
We will re-apply the discounted charge if a representation against a postal PCN was received within the discount period. This will not be reoffered if you make an appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.
Retrieve your car
If your vehicle has been towed you need to collect it from the pound first. You may then write to us to appeal against your case.