Representations against a Bus/Taxi Lane Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
As with parking offences where a PCN (ticket) is issued, the responsibility lies with the registered keeper of the vehicle to pay or appeal for contraventions relating to Bus/Taxi Lanes.
If you want to query the ticket, you should not pay the charge. Representations can be made in writing to the address on the Penalty Charge Notice. All details will be on the Penalty Charge Notice.
All representations made will be looked at on an individual basis and where a representation is accepted the ticket will be cancelled. The grounds for appeal are as follows:-
The alleged contravention did not occur.
Regulation 6(1) of the Bus Lane contraventions (Penalty Charges, adjudication and enforcement) (England) regulations applies. This is where a motorist may have received a Fixed Penalty Notice from the Police for the same contravention. You will be required to give evidence.
You were not the owner/keeper of the vehicle on the detection date.
You were the hirer of the vehicle concerned but did not sign an agreement accepting responsibility for Penalty Charge Notices.
You are registered owner/keeper of the vehicle however, you are a hire firm and have provided the hirers details.
The vehicle was under the control of a vehicle trader who has signed an agreement accepting responsibility for any Penalty Charge Notice issued whilst the vehicle is under their control.
The vehicle was taken without my consent.
The Penalty Charge exceeds the relevant amount.
If your appeal is rejected by Gloucester City Council
We will explain with details on how to appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) an independent organisation. TPT will not charge you to appeal. Their decision is final and binding on both sides. For more details on their services go to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) website (link to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) website).
If you lose your appeal or do not pay the Penalty Charge Notice
28 days after we have sent the Penalty Charge Notice, we will send you a Charge Certificate asking you to pay an extra 50% in addition to the original amount. You have no further right to appeal at this stage. If you do not pay, we will register the charge as a debt at the County Court. The debt will then be placed with Certified Bailiffs who will take responsibility for collecting the debt owed to the Council. This will add further costs to the charge.
Last Modified: Wednesday 21 March 2012