If you get a court order
You’ll have 21 days to pay the penalty charge notice (PCN) or challenge a court order demanding payment (known as an ‘order of recovery’).
Bailiffs (‘enforcement agents’) will be told to visit your home to collect what you owe if you don’t pay or challenge within 21 days.
When you can challenge
You can challenge an order of recovery if you:
- didn’t get a ‘notice to owner’ telling you how to make a formal challenge
- made a formal challenge on time but didn’t get a ‘notice of rejection’
- appealed to an independent tribunal on time but didn’t get a response
- have proof you’ve paid the penalty charge, such as a credit card statement
How to challenge
The form you use to challenge an order of recovery depends on whether it relates to:
- a parking PCN - use form TE9
- a Dart Charge PCN - use form TE9 Dart Charge
- a low emission zone PCN - use form PE3 vehicle emissions
- any other PCN, for example for driving in a bus lane - use form PE3
Send it to the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) within 21 days.
Traffic Enforcement Centre
County Court Business Centre
St Katharine’s House
21-27 St Katharine’s Street
You may be able to get more time to challenge an order of recovery.
If your challenge is successful
The order of recovery will be withdrawn and bailiffs won’t be able to seize your property.
The council or authority that issued the PCN will then do one of the following: