How to Appeal a Westminster Parking Ticket

Free Westminster PCN Appeal Letter

Only 1 person in every 100 tickets issued appeals their parking fine, making it easy for Westminster to make the large profits. If more people appeal, councils won’t be able to respond on time and therefore, more appeals will be successful.

  • Use the parking fine appeal letter app to write your appeal for free
  • Answer a few questions about your parking ticket and the parking situation
  • Add pictures of your parking ticket, any photos of signs and evidence
  • We will generate your appeal letter with the correct wording and legal points
  • Send the appeal letter on Westminster's website or on the London Tribunals website
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Should you Challenge Westminster Fines?

Learning how to appeal Westminster parking tickets will save you hundreds if not thousands. There is no excuse for paying parking fines early since you have nothing to lose by appealing. In 2019, a report by David Leibling from RAC Foundation showed that councils made a profit of £930 million from UK drivers in parking tickets alone.

It takes a few minutes to write an appeal letter for your Westminster parking fine with our app. The previously long and complicated process is now just a few clicks of a mouse and taps on a phone. Imagine having a lawyer helping you appeal your ticket.

Once you have your PDf appeal letter, it takes less than 2 minutes to send it to Westminster. This guide has been written to help you appeal your ticket, if your ticket can no longer be appealed, please Check Your Ticket to get our help.

Westminster PCN Appeal Process

Check your options on what to do at each stage. For a detailed advice, please check your ticket here

If a parking warden from Westminster puts a ticket on your windscreen, you have the option to appeal the ticket within 28 days. There are many ways to beat tickets at this stage. The Parking Mate UK app will help you check some common mistakes made by parking wardens. You have nothing to lose at this stage because if the appeal is rejected, Westminster, will offer you the discount amount.

Westminster may reject a perfectly written appeal because they know that most people will pay the discount amount rather than risk paying the full amount at London Tribunals. However, if you have a strong case based on our appeal letter, you should appeal to the London Tribunals and take the case all the way. If everyone appealed Westminster parking fines, most people would win because Westminster have to respond within 56 days.

If Westminster have rejected your appeal but you have a strong case, you should send your appeal to the London Tribunals within 28 days of receiving the notice of rejection. Some appeals are successful simply because Westminster don’t challenge the appeal. The success rate for London Tribunals is around 55%, so it’s worth a shot.

If you receive a Charge Certificate from Westminster, you can still write an appeal or ask them to reduce it to the lower amount. To do this, go to the  Westminster website and send an appeal. Appeals at this stage may be rejected but there is hope.

If you don’t pay the Charge Certificate, it progresses to the Order for Recovery stage. This means Westminster have applied for a warrant to be issued and bailiffs to recover the amount. You can appeal the Order for Recovery within 21 days of it being issued, if you appeal within this time, it will be cancelled.

We recommend contacting our team to support at this stage.

At this stage, you will receive a “Notice of Enforcement” and the bailiff will try to attend your property to recover the unpaid penalty charge.

We recommend contacting our team to support at this stage.

Common Westminster PCN Defences

Whatever the reason is that Westminster issued you a parking ticket, the Parking Mate UK app will provide easy defences to simply click on. Keep these defences in mind when you are writing your appeal.

  • A windscreen PCN must be placed on your car clearly
  • The evidence must show the car breaking the rules
  • You should have at least 5 minutes observation period
  • Taxi/Uber drivers can stop on yellow lines to do pickups
  • A postal PCN must be issued within 28 days by first class post
  • You are allowed to load and unload heavy or pre-ordered goods
  • Taxi drivers can drop people off on single and double yellow lines
  • Blue badge holders stop on yellow lines and use pedestrian zones
  • Bus lane contraventions should not be minor errors or short distance
  • You should have at least 5-10 minutes when paying for parking in a pay and display zone

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Westminster Contact Details

Here are the different ways to contact Westminster

If your query is not resolved by Westminster, you should consider using the complaint process to engage them.

How to Pay Westminster Parking Fine

To pay your Westminster penalty charge notice. Please follow the instructions on your PCN or see the steps below. You can usually pay by card on the website, cheque, cash at a local pound or by sending a postal order to Westminster.

  • Go to Westminster website
  • Select the option to for Parking Fines
  • Choose Payment Option

How to Send Westminster Appeal

  • Go to Westminster appeal website
  • Enter your details and email address
  • Attach the PDF appeal letter to your appeal
  • Simply say "See attached letter" in the appeal box
  • Submit your appeal and wait for the operator to reply

How to Send London Tribunals Appeal

  • Go to London Tribunals website to start
  • Enter your details and email address
  • Attach the PDF appeal letter to your appeal
  • Simply say "See attached letter" in the appeal box
  • Submit your appeal and wait for the tribunal to reply

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