If you believe that the parking penalty is incorrect or shouldn't be paid, you may wish to challenge the Penalty Charge Notice. If this is the case, please do not pay the fine. Please note that the registered keeper of the vehicle at the time the contravention occurred is liable for the payment of the penalty charge.
All challenges/representations must be made in writing. This is so they can be reproduced should the penalty charge case progress to independent adjudication via the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.
Please note if you have received a Parking Penalty Charge Notice/Notice to Owner document in the post and wish to make a formal representation you must follow the instructions on the document.
All cases will be considered on their individual circumstances and you will be sent notification on whether your challenge has been accepted or rejected by Middlesbrough Council. Your case will be placed on hold and the fine held at the amount currently outstanding while we consider your challenge.
If you submit your challenge within 14 days beginning with the date on which the Penalty Charge Notice was served (21 days for Penalty Charge Notices issued by camera car) and the challenge is rejected, the council will re-offer the discount period. You will be given a further 14 days (21 days for Penalty Charge Notices issued by camera car) from the date of the Council’s rejection letter to pay at the discounted amount. If the challenge is submitted outside of the discount period the full penalty charge will be payable if your challenge is rejected.
For parking Penalty Charge Notices served on the vehicle or driver by a Civil Enforcement Officer you can make a challenge:
You can submit your challenge by completing the online appeal form.
Up to three attachments can be added to the form.
Put your challenge in a letter, including the Penalty Charge Notice number, your name and postal address, and with any supporting evidence securely attached. We recommend that you only submit copies of any original evidence; if you wish to submit originals, please ensure that you keep a copy for your records.
Send your challenge to:
50 Corporation Road
If your challenge is rejected you have the option to pay the penalty charge or wait for the Notice to Owner document to make a further representation called a formal representation. Please note you can still make a formal representation even if you've previously had a challenge rejected.