ticket contest letter

Letter to challenge a council parking ticket

[Your address]
[Issuing authority address]

[Reference: PCN number/ Date of issue]

I am writing to formally challenge the above Penalty Charge Notice.

On [date] my vehicle [registration number] was issued with a Penalty Charge Notice for the reason of [offence code and official reason stated on PCN].

In accordance with the Traffic Management Act 2004, my challenge is on the basis that the contravention did not occur [reasons why].

Please find enclosed evidence to this effect, in the form of [give details and why it backs up your case].

For this reason, I look forward to receiving notification that the Penalty Charge Notice has been cancelled within 28 days.

[Your signature]

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If you're issued with a parking ticket on the street but didn't commit the offence, use our template letter to challenge it.

Letter of Appeal for Parking Ticket

This is a sample template for a letter appealing a parking ticket.


To whom it may concern,

I am contesting Citation Number I received on Date at Time , which states my car was parked at or near Location . I am writing to formally challenge this ticket for the following reasons.

According to Law you allegedly violated , Copy paste law here . However, in my situation explain the technicality or extenuating circumstance

To provide evidence in my favor I have attached evidence: photograph; witness statement; etc. to this statement.

For the aforementioned reasons, I am requesting my ticket be dismissed.

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