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
  • you became the owner of the vehicle after the date of the contravention
  • 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

The fine has been issued by a hire firm

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.   

You’ve paid the PCN

You can also appeal if you believe you have paid the PCN in full. You will need to provide evidence of the payment method, date and amount.  

Other reasons to appeal

If none of the reasons listed apply, we will consider convincing circumstances on a case by case basis. 

Appeal a penalty charge notice