Appeal Your Barking and Dagenham PCN in 4 Steps

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File Barking and Dagenham PCN Appeals the Easy Way

Getting a Penalty Charge Notice is a frustrating occurrence. That is especially true if the PCN was issued in error. In these cases, it is often worthwhile to challenge a .

However, the appeals process can be a bit confusing and some resort to merely paying the fine out of frustration. The success of an appeal largely depends on how well the appeal letter is written.

Lucky for you, DoNotPay can draft an appeal letter for a Barking and Dagenham PCN. We’ve handled parking tickets all across the UK including London, Birmingham, and Islington.

Alternatively, you can follow our guide below to appeal to the PCN on your own. No matter which option you choose, DoNotPay’s AI Consumer Champion is here to assist.

Receiving a PCN in Barking and Dagenham

PCNs can be issued in Barking and Dagenham by a Civil Enforcement Officer, by a camera operator from a CCTV vehicle, by a bus lane PCN from a control room or CCTV vehicle, or by Transportation for London (TfL).

PCNs Issued by Civil Enforcement Officer

  • Discounted rates are available if paid within 14 days.
  • PCNs not paid or challenged within 28 days will result in a Notice to Owner or an Enforcement Notice.

PCNs Issued through CCTV

  • Discounted rates are available if paid within 21 days.
  • Payments not received within 28 days will result in a Charge Certificate and the fine will be increased by 50%.

PCNs for Moving Traffic

  • A moving traffic PCN can be paid at a discounted rate within 14 days.
  • Payments not received within 28 days will result in a Charge Certificate and the fine will be increased by 50%.

Transportation for London

  • TfL manages the 3 "A" roads in Barking and Dagenham (A12, A13, and A406/North Circular.)
  • PCNs issued by TfL will have an issuance code that does not begin with BU or BZ.
  • TfL PCNs are managed by a separate identity from the Barking and Dagenham borough.
  • All TfL PCNS can be paid and challenged online.

How to Pay a PCN in Barking and Dagenham

  1. will have a reference code beginning with BZ or BU.
  2. Payment online requires submitting your vehicle registration number and PCN reference code.
  3. Simply provide your PCN and payment details on the Barking and Dagenham PCN websites to pay the fine.

How to Challenge a Barking and Dagenham PCN on Your Own

If you believe your PCN was issued in error, there are three main ways to appeal the charge. Each appeal option is applicable for different scenarios:

  • An informal challenge - This can only be pursued if the PCN was served on the street by a Civil Enforcement Officer or a bus lane PCN served by post. Informal challenges must be submitted within 14 days of the date of service of the PCN.

The PCN will be "frozen" until a decision is made which can take 56 days. You can submit an informal challenge on PCN starting with BZ, or you can use this portal to submit an informal challenge on PCN starting with BU.

  • A formal representation appeal - It can be pursued if you received a notice to the owner derived from a PCN issued by a civil enforcement officer, an enforcement notice derived from a bus lane contravention, or a PCN served by post for a parking or moving traffic contravention.

Formal representation appeals can take up to 56 days to be reviewed. Official documents you received will detail how to pursue a formal representation appeal.

  • Submit an appeal to an independent adjudicator from the London Tribunals - This is what you should do if your formal representation appeal has been rejected. This entails a formal hearing which you may attend, or have the decision made available to you by post. The decision made by the London Tribunals is binding, and there is no way to appeal their decision.
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Is It Worth Challenging a Barking and Dagenham PCN?

If the PCN was issued in error, then it is absolutely worthwhile to pursue an appeal.

However, the appeal process can be quite confusing. Figuring out how and when to submit an appeal depends on the status of the PCN and how it was issued.

Submitting a successful appeal largely depends on how well the appeal letter is written.

DoNotPay can help you draft an appeal letter and get it submitted to the right place.

How DoNotPay Can Challenge Your Barking and Dagenham PCN for You

DoNotPay has managed over 200,000 PCNs across the UK. In total, we've saved people over £2.9 million in fines, as verified by Wired. We can start appealing for your Barking and Dagenham PCN in just minutes.

To get started, just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the Parking Ticket product.
  2. Upload a photo of your citation.
  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.
  4. That’s it! You’ll receive an appeal letter that contains the best argument to win your case.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

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