Appeal against a penalty charge notice
1. Appealing to an independent tribunal
You may be able to appeal to an independent tribunal against a penalty charge notice (PCN) if you think it’s wrong.
You can only do this if you’ve already tried making making a formal challenge (‘representation’).
This includes any PCN issued in England or Wales for:
- breaking traffic rules, for example going against a ‘no right turn’ sign or driving in a bus lane when you shouldn’t
- not paying the Dartford Crossing, London congestion or low emissions zone charge on time
When to appeal
You then have 28 days to appeal after you get a ‘notice of rejection’ to say your formal challenge has failed.
How to appeal
Find out how to appeal to:
- London Tribunals if your PCN was issued in London
- the Traffic Penalty Tribunal if your PCN was issued outside London, in England or Wales - this includes PCNs from Dart Charge
If your appeal is successful the PCN will be cancelled and you won’t have to pay anything.