If you are making an appeal for a bus lane penalty or you have received a Notice to Owner letter for a parking penalty only the registered keeper can appeal. This rule does not apply if you have hired the vehicle and have received correspondence from the Council.
Before you start make sure that you have your vehicle registration number and your penalty charge notice (PCN) number. The penalty charge number starts with BQ and is 10 digits long.
For parking contraventions this information may be found on your PCN:
For bus lane contraventions this information maybe found on your letter in the top right hand side text box.
Click on the link View evidence or challenge your parking or bus lane penalty now to view or challenge your penalty.
Enter your BQ reference number and contravention code as outlined above in step one.
You can now view your grounds of appeal by clicking on the relevant headings. This will help you to decide either to appeal or pay.
On the right hand side you will see three options in orange:
This button will take you to the web page where you can appeal or challenge.
This button will take you to the web page where you can view evidence.
This button will take you directly to the web page where you can pay the penalty.
If you are making an appeal or challenge you must ensure that:
When attaching evidence to support your appeal, make sure that you click the add button before sending.
You will then reach a confirmation page that acknowledges receipt of your appeal.
If your appeal is received within the 14 day discount period but is rejected, you will be allowed a further 14 days to pay the reduced charge. This applies at the first stage of appeal only.
You will receive a response through the post.
If you have any difficulties accessing or using the online system we advise you to try again as faults are quickly resolved.
You may be required to re-enter your details more than once, unfortunately this cannot be avoided.
You may not challenge your penalty if:
If you challenge your penalty within 14 days when it is at the discount stage, we will re-offer you the discount if your challenge is unsuccessful.
We will assess each case and if it is found that the PCN was issued incorrectly, it will be cancelled and no payment required.
Alternatively, if we feel the PCN was issued correctly then we will send you a letter explaining the reasons for the decision. We will also explain at this stage how you may make an appeal to an independent adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). The Adjudication will consider each case and their decision is final.
Parking and Traffic Regulations
Bradford Council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee.