Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)

Independent Adjudicator and Additional Stages

If we reject your formal representation and you still disagree with the decision then you can appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal service. The Traffic Penalty Tribunal service will provide an independent adjudicator to review your case. 

You cannot appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal until we have told you that your representation has been rejected and you have received a letter advising you of this. You have a limited time to submit your appeal. This is 28 days from receiving the Notice of Rejection of Representations.

The services of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal are free to the person appealing. 

You may choose whether to have your appeal dealt with by post, in person or via the phone.

The adjudicator's decision is final and binding on both you and us. This is the last chance to appeal the parking ticket.

Once all of the stages have been completed and you wish to appeal the decision, you can appeal online on the Traffic Penalty Tribunal Service website. 

Additional Stages

The Charge Certificate.

If you do not appeal and do not pay the  Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) within the given period then the Isle of Wight Council may serve a Charge Certificate on you. The Charge Certificate applies a 50% increase to the penalty charge and requests payment within 14 days. There is no formal right of challenge at this stage.

The Charge Certificate may be issued in the following circumstances:

  • Where full payment or formal representations have not been received within the timescale specified on the Notice To Owner (NtO).

  • Where formal representations have been rejected and an appeal has not been made to the Independent Adjudicator within the timescale specified on the Notice of Rejection.

  • Where the Independent Adjudicator has dismissed an appeal and the penalty charge has not been paid within the timescale specified on the Adjudicator’s Directions.

The Order for Recovery

If the Charge Certificate remains unpaid the Council may register the amount outstanding as a debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre at Northampton County Court. Following this process an Order for Recovery will be issued. The Order for Recovery will specify the date by which either payment must be made or a Witness Statement must be filed. 

A Witness Statement may be filed under the following grounds:

  • I did not receive the Notice to Owner/penalty charge notice.

  • I made representations about the penalty charge to the enforcing authority concerned within 28 days of the service of the Notice to Owner, but did not receive a rejection notice.

  • I appealed against the local authority’s decision to reject my representation, within 28 days of service of the rejection notice, but have had no response to my appeal.

  • The penalty charge has been paid in full.

The Enforcement Stage

If the directions on the 'Order for Recovery' are not complied with the Council may request authority to issue a warrant. The warrant will be passed to Certificated Enforcement Agents for recovery.

Certificated Enforcement Agents are entitled to claim costs for their actions in addition to the Council’s debt. These costs are prescribed by legislation. The compliance stage fee is £75 and this fee relates to the correspondence undertaken by the Agents prior to enforcement. The enforcement stage fee is £235 and this fee is applied to the warrant when an enforcement visit is made by the Agent. 

If you have been contacted by an Enforcement Agent, please view the Enforcement Agents tab for further information.