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 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
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
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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.
Bob Foskett says:
Calling the landowner/operator sometimes works! My wife was travelling on the M40. Feeling tired she pulled into the MOTO services at Cherwell. She parked well away from the rest of the cars in a...
I recently booked 2 nights in a hotel advertising free parking.. on arrival I called the hotel from the front of the building to enquire where the free parking was the hotel replied ” free parking...
val dowding says:
I recently received a parking fine in the car park of the hospital where I work. As staff car parks were all full, and I hold a blue badge I parked in the only space left which was a disused...