From: Tanel Kagan on 9 Jul 2007 14:25
I wonder if anyone could help clarify the situation regarding Penalty Charge
Notices and the County Court Statutory Declaration.
Essentially, I received a Notice to Owner from Transport for London saying
that a parking offence had been committed, and this demanded a payment of
I did not receive an initial Penalty Charge Notice affixed to my vehicle, or
by post (can the PCN be sent by post?), which I would expect to receive
first, giving me the opportunity to pay �50.00 within 14 days.
Now I may or may not be guilty of the contravention, I just don't recall the
situation, but I would probably pay �50.00 just to put the matter to bed
(that's what Transport for London want I guess!).
But here's what puzzles me.
I could wait until a Charge Certificate is issued, increasing the penalty to
�150.00, and then the fine is registered at the County Court and I could
then swear a Statutory Declaration. One of the grounds for making a
Statutory Declaration is that "I did not receive the Notice to Owner".
In this context, does "Notice to Owner" mean either a Notice to Owner as I
have received, or the initial PCN? In other words, can I validly make a
Statutory Declaration saying that I did not receive the *initial* PCN? Or
does Notice to Owner mean exactly what it says, such that whether or not you
received the PCN, you are in any event liable to pay the �100.00 provided
you receive the actual Notice to Owner which I have received? If the
latter, does that mean there is no opportunity to pay �50.00 if the first
you become aware of an alleged offence is when you are sent a Notice to
I hope I'm making myself clear, thanks in advance,
From: Arif Khokar on 9 Jul 2007 14:54
Tanel Kagan wrote:
> I wonder if anyone could help clarify the situation regarding Penalty Charge
> Notices and the County Court Statutory Declaration.
You'll probably get more information if you repost this to
uk.rec.driving. Most posters here do not live in the UK and most likely
aren't familiar with the situation you describe.
From: Tanel Kagan on 10 Jul 2007 11:47
"Arif Khokar" <akhokar1234(a)wvu.edu> wrote in message
> Tanel Kagan wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone could help clarify the situation regarding Penalty
>> Charge Notices and the County Court Statutory Declaration.
> You'll probably get more information if you repost this to uk.rec.driving.
> Most posters here do not live in the UK and most likely aren't familiar
> with the situation you describe.
Thanks for that.