How to Dispute a Camden Parking Ticket
The Road Traffic Act was enacted in the UK in 1988 by Parliament. PCN, or Penalty Charge Notices, are fines that are issued when there is a violation of the rules of this act. The UK saw $65,000,000 in revenue as a result of the implementation of this act in 2020 alone.
Taking into account the fact that private companies issue an estimated 22,000 tickets every day, it's easy to see that this can affect a large portion of citizens in the UK. However, DoNotPay can help you challenge PCNs in Camden as well as many other areas of the UK easily and painlessly.
What Is a PCN in Camden?
You have the option of paying the ticket or contesting it formally or informally. You'll have 28 days to pay the fine or dispute it in court. A PCN can be obtained in the mail, in person, or on your windshield. If you pay within 14 days of receipt, you will get a 50% discount on the ticket.
What Are the Different Types of PCNs?
There are a few different types of PCNs that you can receive in Camden, which are listed below.
- Clamp and remove
- Moving traffic
- Bus lane
- London Lorry Control Scheme
- Waste receptacles
As an example of what you can expect to pay for a parking violation, a Camden PCN will normally charge the motorist £80 or £130. This is the typical cost for these fines in London. However, the fines may be less expensive outside of the city. The severity of the offence and, in some cases, the location determine whether you will pay £80 or £130.
How Do You Pay a PCN in Camden?
To pay a PCN in Camden, there are a few steps you will need to take.
- First, you will need to visit the Camden website.
- You will need to have your PCN number ready as this will be the first thing they will ask for.
- If you have lost the PCN number, you will need to call 020 7974 4444 and provide them with your vehicle registration mark (number plate), location, and date of the offence.
There are additional instructions on how to pay listed on the back of the ticket.
How Do I Challenge a PCN in Camden?
If you decide to challenge a PCN in Camden, there are a few steps in the process. First, and this is perhaps the most important thing to note, if you plan to appeal, you should not pay the fine. Once you pay the fine, no further action can be taken. Also, you must file the appeal within 14 days of receipt.
Then, you will need to visit the Camden Challenge website to begin the process. The website states that they are currently experiencing a backlog of challenge requests. Once you receive an acknowledgement email, you do not need to contact them. All actions on that PCN are suspended until they have replied to your challenge.
Camden Contact Details and Information
|Website||Home - Camden Council|
|Pay a PCN Online||Camden Council: Make a payment|
|Challenge a PCN Online||London Borough of Camden - Pay PCN Home|
|Telephone Number||020 7974 4444|
|Telephone Hours||Monday to Friday||8:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Address||Contact Camden Reception
5 Pancras Square
What Happens if You Don’t Pay Parking Tickets in the UK?
If you don't pay your penalties or fight them in a timely manner, it can hurt your credit score, and in the worst-case scenario, a bailiff will be sent to your house to seize your belongings.
Contest Tickets in Camden With the Help of DoNotPay
Here's how to get started:
- Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the Parking Ticket product.
- Upload a photo of your citation.
- Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.
- That’s it! You’ll receive an appeal letter that contains the best argument to win your case.
It's really that simple! You can use the carefully crafted appeal letter to serve as your argument when you challenge your ticket.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
We can also help you with PCNs if you live in the following areas in the UK and the US:
DoNotPay can help with issues beyond PNCs. We can also help with:
Whether you live in Camden or other parts of the UK or the US, you don't have to just give in and pay those fines. With the help of DoNotPay, you can file an appeal quickly and easily.