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Local Authority Parking Fine Appeal Letter

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Last revision: 06/12/2019

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Local Authority Parking Fine Appeal Letter

This is a letter that can be used to appeal a parking fine, imposed by a council or local authority. This letter can be used by a private individual or by a company.

There are numerous grounds on which 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 that may be relevant.

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.

Where a vehicle has received a penalty ticket and there is a need to appeal that penalty, this document can be used to provide a quick and simple way to challenge the ticket.


How to use this document

Once this document has been completed simply post it to the authority that issued the relevant fine, and wait for the authority to get in contact regarding the appeal.

The letter should be sent as soon as possible and not more than 28 days after the fine has been received. The fine should not be paid before sending any and all relevant representations to the council.

Once a response has been received, if the reply is deemed to be inadequate, the sender may wish to appeal the parking ticket to the adjudicator (the Traffic Penalty Adjudicator) within 28 days.


Applicable Law

Road Traffic Act 1991

Traffic Management Act 2004


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