4 Easy Steps to Appeal a Wandsworth PCN
Receiving a for a parked vehicle or moving traffic contravention is becoming almost unavoidable, especially with the increased Lower Traffic Neighbourhood zones. Appealing an illegal penalty charge notice in Wandsworth can be quite frustrating and time-consuming, especially if you don't know the proper steps.
Fortunately, while getting a Wandsworth parking ticket isn't unusual today, you don't always have to submit to the PCN if you feel the ticket was illegal or unjust. DoNotPay can help win your Wandsworth PCN appeal by quickly, easily, and successfully filing your dispute.
This post guides on how to challenge a Wandsworth Council PCN. Read on.
How to Challenge a Wandsworth PCN Yourself
Appealing a fine is relatively straightforward if you know how to file your dispute. However, it can easily become a challenging and time-consuming process if you don't know what you're doing. Other cities and towns like Islington and Birmingham require that you pay your PCN within 28 days of receiving the fine.
Fortunately, you can dispute the PCN if you feel it was issued illegally and have sufficient evidence to appeal. We also advise you not to pay the PCN if you intend to dispute the fine. The Wandsworth council will consider the payment an assumption of liability and will not respond to further correspondence.
Here are the steps to make your Wandsworth PCN appeal:
- Make an Informal Challenge
We recommend starting with this step if you have a penalty charge notice stuck on your windscreen. You will need to submit all evidence you have to help with your case. Unfortunately, there's no informal appeal process for a PCN received by post. You'll have to make a formal appeal to challenge the ticket.
- Make a Formal Appeal
If you've got this far, you will have received a Notice to Owner (NTO) demanding full payment. The NTO will also have a formal appeals form attached, citing one of these three reasons:
- Your informal appeal was declined
- You did not make an informal appeal
- Posted tickets
At this stage, you won't be eligible for the 50% discount and will be required to pay the full PCN amount if you lose the appeal. So, you won't have anything to lose by continuing the appeal process because you will still pay the full PCN if the appeal fails. On the bright side, you might win your PCN challenge and not pay a penny.
- Final Appeal to an Independent Adjudicator
You'll receive a 'Notice of Rejection of Representations' letter if your final appeal fails. You will also receive a 'Notice of Appeal' letter that allows you to challenge the at an independent tribunal. Again, you'll have nothing to lose by proceeding to the next stage because you will have already lost your half-price discount.
Wandsworth PCN Payment or Challenge Methods
|Online||Pay or Challenge a Penalty Charge Notice - Wandsworth Council|
|By Phone||0800 021 7763|
|By Post||Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) payments
Wandsworth Council (Payments)
PO Box 521
Wandsworth PCN Contact Details
|Website||Home - Wandsworth Borough Council|
|Phone Number||0208 871 8871|
|Hours||Monday to Friday||9:00 am to 5:00 pm|
Grounds for Making a Wandsworth PCN Appeal
There is a strict list of official grounds when appealing your PCN to the Wandsworth Council. These reasons are what will determine whether your ticket is ruled unfair or unjust. You can appeal on official grounds or mitigating circumstances, depending on the situation surrounding the PCN issue.
Official Grounds for Appeal
- Your car was stolen
- The signs were wrong
- You already paid the fine
- The traffic warden got it wrong
Mitigating Grounds for Appeal
Making a appeal on mitigating grounds doesn't always guarantee the Council will consider your challenge. Filing on mitigating grounds doesn't automatically exempt you from getting a ticket, but the Wandsworth Council may consider it.
- Getting a PCN while broken down
- Dropping a patient off at a hospital
- Tending to an emergency
- You were too ill to move the car
- You were attending a funeral and were unable to move your car
How to Dispute a Wandsworth PCN with the Help ofW DoNotPay
Appealing a PCN can be quite stressful for vehicle owners who go about it alone. DoNotPay saves you precious time and money by providing a better, quicker, and guaranteed solution for your PCN. You can also trust the DoNotPay app to dispute TFL on your behalf. We have handled over 200,000 tickets, giving us an upper hand in challenging your fines.
Follow these steps to fight your illegal parking ticket today:
- 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.
The process is very straightforward and takes as little as 2 minutes. DoNotPay will handle the rest and fight your parking ticket within the shortest time.
DoNotPay can fight parking tickets in any city, even:
- NYC Parking Tickets
- Seattle Parking Tickets
- Chicago Parking Tickets
- San Jose Parking Tickets
- LA Parking Tickets
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
The DoNotPay app helps solve many other daily life problems as well. We have a stellar record of fighting PCN cases and giving you the peace of mind to work on other important things while solving your case.
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Filing your Wandsworth penalty charge notice appeal has never been easier with DoNotPay. today to file your Wandsworth PCN challenge, and we will handle the rest.