What will happen if I ignore the ticket?

Modified on Fri, 28 Jul 2023 at 05:04 AM

There is much outdated information on the internet advising motorists to ignore Parking Charge Notices (PCNs), however this is very misleading. Legislation around parking on private land is now clearer than ever thanks to the introduction of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA). 


PoFA Schedule 4 means that the keeper can be held liable for the cost of unpaid parking charges, subject to the parking operator meeting the specified criteria.


If you ignore the ticket, rather than appeal, transfer liability, or pay within 28 days of the issue date, it may result in the proceeding of debt recovery action and/or issuing court proceedings against you. Additional costs may be incurred as a result of this.

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