Appealing to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal about a parking PCN issued by a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) after 30 March 2008
When can an appeal be made?
A person does not have the right to appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal unless they can answer "yes" to each of these four questions:
- Has a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) served* a parking ticket called a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) on behalf of a council that enforces parking under the Traffic Management Act 2004?
- Has the council sent a Notice to Owner to the person it believes to be the owner of the vehicle?
- Has the Notice to Owner been challenged in writing with formal representations to the council?
- Has the person wishing to appeal received a letter from the council saying that the challenge has been rejected (Notice of Rejection of Representations)?
The law sets out formal grounds - or reasons - for making an appeal against Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).