Traffic Penalty Tribunal

About the Traffic Penalty Tribunal

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal decides appeals against parking, bus lane and moving traffic penalties issued by Civil Enforcement Authorities in England (outside London) and Wales.

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal is an independent tribunal whose impartial, independent Adjudicators consider appeals by motorists and vehicle owners whose vehicles have been:

  • issued with parking a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) - or have been removed (towed away) or immobilised (clamped) - by a council in England (outside London) and Wales that enforces parking contraventions under the Traffic Management Act 2004.
  • issued with a bus-lane Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) by a council in England (outside London) that enforces bus-lane contraventions under the Bus Lane Contraventions (Penalty Charges, Adjudication and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2005.
  • issued with a bus lane Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or moving traffic PCN by a council in Wales that enforces bus lane or moving traffic contraventions under the Traffic Management Act 2004. 

As an independent tribunal, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal cannot offer advice either to appellants or to councils on the merits of individual cases.