The Grounds on which you can appeal
It is important to be aware that you can only appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal if your reason for appealing is covered by the grounds set out below.
The only grounds on which you can appeal are as follows:
- You never were the owner of the vehicle in question
- You had ceased to be its owner before the date on which the alleged incident took place.
- You became its owner after that date.
- The alleged incident did not take place.
- At the time of the alleged incident the vehicle was in control of a person or persons without your consent.
- It would be unreasonable to regard you as responsible for the alleged incident because the vehicle had previously been in the control of a person or persons without your consent.
- The recipient of the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) is a vehicle–hire firm who had a hiring agreement whereby the person hiring the vehicle had accepted in writing, liability in respect of any PCN received during the term of the agreement.
- The penalty charge exceeded the amount relevant to the circumstances of the case.
- The Roads Service issued you with “A Notice to Owner” mistakenly believing that the traffic attendant was prevented from issuing a Parking Charge Notice.
- The alleged incident has become the subject of criminal proceedings.