Making an Appeal
The Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS) is an independent body which acts as a tribunal service. In the normal course of events you and TfL will have to comply with any decision made by PATAS.
If you disagree with our decision to reject your Representation, you have the right to Appeal to PATAS.
- To Appeal you need to complete the form sent with the Notice of Rejection
- Do not send this to TfL but to the address shown on the Appeal form
- You may opt for either a personal or postal hearing
Remember you only have 28 days from the date of service of the Notice of Rejection to appeal to PATAS.
- You need to provide all your evidence to the Adjudicator and not TfL
- When TfL are notified of your Appeal by PATAS the PCN will be frozen at the relevant amount that is outstanding at that time
- TfL will provide an evidence pack to PATAS and will provide you with a copy of this evidence
- The Adjudicator will then make a decision looking at the evidence in your appeal and TfL's evidence pack. When considering a case Adjudicators cannot consider mitigating circumstances or apply their discretion
- A copy of the Adjudicator's decision will be sent to both you and TfL
If your Appeal is successful you will receive a decision from PATAS outlining that your appeal has been 'allowed'. This means that either we have reconsidered the evidence and now decided not to contest the Appeal or that the Adjudicator has considered the facts and found in your favour. This will mean that you may no longer be liable for the PCN and if you paid the PCN the monies paid will be refunded.
If your Appeal is unsuccessful you will receive a decision from PATAS outlining that your appeal has been 'refused'. This means that following consideration by the Adjudicator, the tribunal has found in TfL's favour. In the decision you receive from PATAS the Adjudicator will outline the reasons why the Appeal has been refused and give direction as to the amount that should be paid to TfL and how quickly this must be paid.
More information about the Appeals Process can be found at the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service website.