You can view evidence of the parking fine once you’ve entered your PCN number and vehicle registration using our appeal a penalty charge notice form.
You can appeal a parking fine or Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for any of the following reasons.
The contravention did not occur
You can appeal a parking penalty charge notice if you believe a contravention did not occur. You will need to provide evidence of this.
This includes if you:
- thought you could park where you did as you thought the parking restrictions did not apply to you
- had a valid permit or another good reason to park there
- think the council did not follow the enforcement laws or correct procedures for example if the note to owner was given out of time.
You do not own the vehicle
You will need to provide evidence of this. This includes if:
- you never owned the vehicle
- you no longer owned the vehicle when the contravention happened. We'll need evidence of this (for example, a notice from the DVLA confirming this or insurance documents showing when the policy was cancelled)
- you became the owner of the vehicle after the date of the contravention. We'll need evidence of this (for example, the V5C registration form or insurance documents showing when the policy was cancelled)
- the vehicle has been stolen or used without your consent (you will need to provide evidence including a crime reference number of insurance claim).
The order is not accurate
This includes if the:
- amount owed on the parking charge notice is the wrong amount
- contravention you are accused of is not correct.
A hire firm has issued the fine
You can also appeal if we are a hire firm and have supplied the name and address of the hirer. This only applies to hire companies where the hirer has signed a hire agreement accepting liability for penalty charges. You will need to provide this as evidence.
Other reasons to appeal
If none of the reasons listed apply, we will consider convincing circumstances on a case-by-case basis.