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.
Contest an unfair parking ticket
Have you been issued a parking ticket that you think is unfair? Use our free advice and online letter generator to start your appeal
Answers to your problems
I've been wheel 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 a Parking Charge Notice.
Five tips to avoid getting a parking ticket
No one likes being stung with a pricey parking fine. Here are five tips to help you avoid parking tickets in 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
If you receive a parking ticket on private land, check if the company is a member of an accredited trade association. If so, use our letter to make a claim.
Letter to challenge a council parking ticket
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 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.
malcolm r says:
Does no one else think that the penalties normally imposed are excessive, extortionate and should be curbed to sensible amounts by law?
Has anyone parked at the YHA in Ambleside before and received a fine? We were there in August with the children to use the watersport facilities but didn’t see any meter or notice to pay so we...
John Burton says:
I was given a parking charge notice even though I tried to buy a ticket then left a notice on my dashboard to say the machine was not working. Now after numerous letters the company are taking me...