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Local Authority Parking Fine Appeal Letter

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Local Authority Parking Fine Appeal Letter

This is a letter that you can use to appeal a parking fine, imposed by a council or local authority.

There are numerous grounds you can use to challenge such a fine and this letter can be easily adapted to include a number of typical grounds of appeal as well as any other grounds you can think of.

Some typical grounds of appeal include the following:

  • The penalty exceeded the amount that applied in the circumstances.
  • The contravention did not occur.
  • The relevant traffic regulation order (TRO) is invalid.
  • There has been a procedural impropriety by the council.
  • A penalty was sent by post because the council say someone prevented the civil enforcement officer (CEO) from putting it on the vehicle or handing it to the driver. But in fact the CEO was not prevented from doing this.
  • You did not own the vehicle when the alleged contravention occurred.
  • The owner is a vehicle hire firm.
  • The vehicle was taken without the owner's consent.
  • The penalty has already been paid.
  • Compelling reasons.

So if you have received a council parking fine, or need to appeal one for someone else, our document can be used to provide a quick and simple way to challenge the ticket.


How to use this document

Once you have completed this document simply post it to the authority that issued the relevant fine, and wait for them to contact you further.

The letter should be sent as soon as possible and not more than 28 days after you have received the fine. You should not pay the fine before sending your representations to the council.

Once you have received a response, if you are not happy with the reply, you may wish to appeal it to the adjudicator (the Traffic Penalty Adjudicator) within 28 days.


Applicable Law

Traffic Management Act 2004


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