How to Appeal a Leeds Parking Ticket in Seconds
However, there are scenarios when overzealous enforcement officers issue parking tickets erroneously. If you believe you have been issued a PCN erroneously, you have a right to appeal. DoNotPay will craft an appeal letter to serve as your argument when you challenge your ticket.
How Is the Leeds Parking Ticket Issued?
Leeds parking tickets are issued by the council enforcement officer at the offence scene. The officer can hand you the ticket or affix it to the car. If the offence is recorded in camera, the PCN is sent by post. The Leeds Council can issue parking tickets and bus lane fines if you do the following:
- Park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket
- Park without payment of the parking charge
- Park for a more extended period than permitted
What Are the Best Methods to Pay a PCN in Leeds?
You have 28 days to pay your PCN from the date of issue. If you pay within 14 days or 21 days if the enforcement officer issued it, you will only pay 50%. You can pay online, by phone, or by post.
You can easily and quickly pay for your ticket online. Visit their website to pay for a Leeds PCN and view the contravention information. You will need your vehicle registration number, credit or debit card, and the PCN number on the ticket.
You can also pay by phone by calling customer service, which is a 24-hour service. Again you will need your vehicle registration number, credit or debit card, and the PCN number on the ticket to make the payment.
You can also send a cheque or postal order payable to Leeds City Council. Write the PCN numbers on the back of the check or postal order and post them to their mailing address.
Can I Appeal a Leeds Council PCN?
If you don't think you should have been issued with a PCN, you can appeal against it. Appeal within 14 days of the PCN being issued for the council to freeze the charge at the lower amount shown on your ticket or letter. You can appeal the charge online by visiting the Leeds website. You can also appeal through post by following the steps outlined below:
- Write to Leeds Council explaining why you shouldn't have been issued with a PCN.
- Include your PCN number and any evidence to support your appeal.
- Post your appeal to the Leeds mailing address.
|Leeds Council Contact Information|
|Leeds Online||Leeds Website|
|Phone Number||0300 456 0484|
|Mailing Address||Parking Services
P.O. Box 139
Leeds LS9 1AA
Ensure you allow more time for the postage so that your appeal reaches the council within 28 days of the PCN being issued.
How Long Does a Civil Enforcement Office Observe My Vehicle Before Issuing A PCN?
CEOs observe a 10-minute grace period that applies to council car parks and on-street parking spaces. However, this doesn't apply where a vehicle is parked incorrectly or doesn't have a valid parking ticket. The 10-minute grace period also applies if the vehicle is driven away or if the CEO is prevented from issuing a PCN.
In scenarios where exemptions are allowed, for example, loading or unloading, a 5-minute observation is usually made before a PCN is issued.
I Paid for a Leeds Council Parking but Received a PCN–What Should I Do?
If you received a PCN despite paying for parking, you would need to dispute your PCN either online or by post. Attach supporting documents of payment for parking.
Can DoNotPay Appeal Private Parking Tickets?
DoNotPay can help appeal private parking tickets. The service has contested and won hundreds of thousands of parking tickets before. Here's how to get started:
DoNotPay can help you fight your parking ticket with these simple steps:
- 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 that easy! When you challenge your ticket, you can use the carefully crafted appeal letter to serve as your argument. Please note, however, that DoNotPay cannot mail the letter to UK users.
Other Ways DoNotPay Can Help
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Leeds City Council issued 133,949 parking tickets in 2018, translating to a whopping £6.1M. Parking tickets are a significant source of income for councils, but it doesn't have to be a pain to the citizens.
If you have been wrongly issued a PCN, you have a right to dispute it. DoNotPay can help you appeal a Leeds PCN by submitting a statement of why you want the PCN cancelled. We will launch a strong appeal supported by solid evidence that supports your arguments. Contact us today to learn more.