There are two ways to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) issued by Ipswich Borough Council, dependent on its stage of progression.
Please refer to the guidance below that indicates circumstances where cancellation will be considered. It is important to note that this information is for guidance and that each case will be considered on its individual merits.
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To be made prior to the issue of a Notice to Owner.
If you make your challenge within 14 days of the date on which the PCN was issued and your challenge is rejected, the discount period will be reset for a further 14-day period from the date of the rejection letter.
If you have received a Notice to Owner, you must submit a Formal Challenge.
A Formal Challenge can be made after a Notice to Owner has been issued/served.
If the PCN is not responded to within 28 days of the date on which it was served, a Notice to Owner will be sent in the post. If you want to appeal at this stage, you need to submit a ‘Formal Challenge (Representation)’.
More information relating to ‘service’ of notices can be found here.
What happens next?
To find out what happens next, click here.
If your representation is rejected, you will be issued with a Notice of Rejection. The Notice of Rejection will explain how you can take your appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal who are the independent adjudicator. The Tribunal would arrange for a hearing which is usually conducted via a telephone hearing between the appellant, the adjudicator and a representative of the local authority. At this stage the adjudicators' decision is final.
For more information about the appeals process, visit www.patrol-uk.info