See our Fight Unfair Private Parking Tickets for full info on appealing against tickets from private firms. PCNs will still be issued for keying errors . In this case, you can appeal against the PCN, and it must be cancelled at the first stage of appeal. ‘Fines’ will be reduced to a maximum of £20 for major errors, as long as you pay within 14 days.
You’ll need to pay this reduced fine within 14 days though, as after this the ‘fine’ will revert to the original rate. It’s worth stressing these rules apply only to BPA members, which include big firms such as NCP and Euro Car Parks. The two parking trade bodies are the BPA and International Parking Community , which list their approved members. Remember, this rule on keying errors only applies to firms which are members of the BPA’s approved operator scheme.
You can appeal online or via post to Popla, PO Box 1270, Warrington, WA4 9RL. If your ticket’s from a firm that isn’t a BPA member, you may still be able to appeal. See our Parking Ticket Appeals guide for more info on appealing against council-issued fines. « In recognition of this we have further clarified the situation for all parties».
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