If you’ve been issued with a parking ticket you think is unfair, you have the right to challenge it. Our guides and free letter tools help you appeal and provide the information you need.
Answers to your problems
I've been clamped or given a parking ticket on private land
Parking tickets issued on private land work differently to council-run car parks. See what you can do if you receive a ticket or are clamped.
I've been issued a parking ticket for parking on the street
Have you received a parking ticket? It could be worth appealing but it depends on what ticket you've been issued. You need to know your PCN from your FPN.
Step by step guides
How to appeal a parking ticket issued on private land
Parking tickets on private land aren't covered by the same rules as council-run car parks. See the process if you want to appeal.
Five tips to avoid getting a parking ticket
Receiving a parking ticket is never a good feeling. We've put together five parking tips to help you avoid getting a pricey parking ticket in the future.
How to appeal a council parking ticket
Few people contest their parking ticket, but two thirds of those who do win their case. See how to appeal yours.
Letter to contest a parking ticket on private land
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Letter to challenge a council parking ticket
Letter to dispute a parking ticket if you didn't commit the offence.
Letter to contest a parking ticket as you didn't own the vehicle
If you've been given a parking ticket for a vehicle you didn't own at the time, use the Which? template letter to help your appeal.
Letter to contest a parking ticket because your vehicle was stolen
Your vehicle may have been taken without your consent and then issued with a parking fine. Use our Which? template letter if this has happened to you.
Julie wilshaw says:
We were parked on a car park in Falmouth near the maritime museum, payed the fee, and displyied the badges for the person in the car, as she his disabled, but we weren't in a disabiled spot as...
Send them the below then ignore everything you receive that is not a letter before claim/action: Dear Sirs, I have written to you several times in the past explaining that your machines were...
John Ward says:
The private parking control companies seem to be able to get away with much higher parking penalties than local authorities, and not for any traffic-related reason, merely for overstaying in an...