Should your informal challenge be rejected and you do not pay the charge, a Notice to Owner will be sent to the person or company that is the legally registered owner of the vehicle. At this stage, the full Penalty Charge Notice will be payable and no 50% discount will be offered.
This Notice goes to the person believed to be the owner of the vehicle as under the Traffic Management Act 2004, it is the owner of the vehicle who is liable for any Penalty Charge Notice(s) issued to it; irrespective of who the driver was. This is known as owner liability.
If you receive a Notice to Owner, you can use the form to make formal representations. The Notice to Owner form details the legal grounds on which a formal representation may be made. You must make your representations within 28 days of receiving the form. Again, state your case clearly and simply. If you have evidence to support your case, such as receipts or witness statements; send copies in with your completed form (always send copies only and hold on to the originals).
If you do not think you meet one of the legal grounds for making a representation, you may still state your case as we are still able to exercise discretion and cancel the Penalty Charge Notice at this stage.
Should your Penalty Charge Notice be cancelled at this stage, you will receive a letter informing you of this. If it is upheld you will be sent a letter explaining why. This is called a Notice of Rejection of Representations. With this letter, you should receive a form called a Notice of Appeal, allowing you to appeal to the Independent Parking Adjudicator.