Challenge Your Hackney Penalty Charge Notice — and Win!

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How to Dispute a Penalty Charge Notice in Hackney from Your Phone

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) are issued by each local council based on parking tickets and traffic tickets caught by CCTV and civil enforcement officers (CEOs). Receiving a is not an unusual experience. There are many CCTV cameras that will help the council automatically issue PCNs by mail. CEOs may also leave a penalty charge notice on your vehicle or mail it to you if they cannot leave it on the vehicle for some reason.

However, many penalty charge notices in Hackney can be dismissed if you know how to file a dispute. There are many reasons to dispute your PCN in Hackney and the council also considers any mitigating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Not sure how to dispute your Hackney PCN? DoNotPay makes this quick and easy with a few taps of your phone.

Receiving a Penalty Charge Notice in Hackney

are delivered by hand or through the mail. The charge is based on CCTV traffic cams and CEOs who leave tickets on cars. The amount of a Hackney PCN will either be £130 or £80, depending on the violation.

If you pay within 14 days (or 21 days, as indicated on the ticket), then the penalty will only be 50% of the quoted charge. You will need the PCN ID number on your notice that starts with "QZ", as this number cannot be provided online for security reasons.

How to Pay a Penalty Charge Notice in Hackney

There are three ways to pay your PCNs in Hackney.

How to Pay Your Hackney PCN
OnlineVisit the Online Payment Portal to settle payments.
By PhoneCall the Automated Payment Line at 020 8629 1232.
By PostEnclose a postal order or cheque payable to London Borough of Hackney with the payment slip found on the PCN, and mail it to PO Box 76121, London, E5 5FG.

How Do I Challenge a Hackney Parking Fine?

There are two ways to dispute a Hackney penalty charge notice, online and through the post.

1. Submit an Online Dispute for Hackney PCN

To submit your online dispute, you will need to prepare your reason for dispute and supporting evidence into an enclosed digital document. Then prepare your dispute and register it through the disputes section of the Hackney online portal.

You will need your PCN number that starts with "QZ” along with evidence including pictures, video, GPS records, and more to prove the case you make.

2. Send Your Dispute by Post

You can also prepare your entire document package to be printed and sent through the mail. This method is slower but ideal for large pre-created works.

Reasons to Dispute a Penalty Charge Notice in Hackney

You can dispute a Hackney PCN if:

  • You had a valid reason to believe you were permitted to park, such as:
    • Valid permit
    • Unclear signs
    • Good and approved reason
  • The correct procedure was not followed, including the following instances:
    • PCN arrived too late after the parking incident
    • Delivery was not correct
    • PCN is not in accordance with law
  • You did not own the vehicle at the time of the violation
  • The vehicle was stolen at the time of the violation
  • The PCN quotes the wrong amount
  • The PCN is already paid
  • You receive a PCN by post that could have been delivered in person
  • There is any compelling mitigating circumstances (case-by-case)

How to Contest Tickets In Hackney on Your Phone with DoNotPay

Ready to take care of your the quick and easy way? DoNotPay can help you draft a dispute letter and prepare your evidence in just a few minutes on your phone.

We have handled more than 200,000 successful traffic and parking ticket disputes. In fact, it's the first and best thing we do. Our parking ticket and traffic ticket dispute services are now available in the UK and throughout the busy London area.

Let your PCN be the next success story in our record books.

How to Get Started

DoNotPay can help you fight your parking ticket in just 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.

It's really that simple! You can use the carefully crafted appeal letter to serve as your argument when you challenge your ticket.

Can DoNotPay Appeal Private Parking Tickets?

Handling a private parking ticket from a private lot? DoNotPay can help you dispute private parking tickets in the UK as well as any other ticket-issuing body. We will draft an appropriate dispute letter and help you gather the evidence needed to counter the fine.

DoNotPay Can Help You Appeal Traffic and Parking Tickets in US and UK

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What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay was built on disputing traffic tickets, which is why we've got such a great track record. But we've also developed dozens of other ways to cut the red tape and make your life easier.

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