What is it and who provides it

The adjudicator may consider any evidence from the parties – which means you or the authority which issued the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Evidence means anything a party uses to help prove their case. Evidence may be documents (including photographs) or it may be spoken. Spoken evidence means talking to the adjudicator at a telephone hearing, telling them what happened and answering any questions.

Neither form of evidence is necessarily better than the other.

It is up to the parties to get and provide the evidence they need before a decision is made. The adjudicator will not make their own investigations. In particular, the adjudicator will not:

  • contact witnesses, or
  • take photographs or obtain CCTV footage.


The authority’s evidence in appeals could include things like:

  • correspondence
  • pocket-book extracts
  • computer downloads
  • photographs
  • camera footage
  • the relevant traffic regulation order


Your evidence could include things like:

  • pay-and-display tickets
  • permits or vouchers
  • a copy of a blue badge
  • photographs
  • correspondence
  • plans and drawings
  • invoices or delivery notes – to show loading
  • receipts – to show a vehicle bought or sold
  • letters or statements from witnesses

If you decide to upload evidence of a personal nature such as a bank statement, please delete any sensitive information such as your account number.