Congestion Charge - Late response to PCN

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You have 28 days from the time when the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) “should have been delivered in the ordinary course of the post”to make representation (i.e. dispute the PCN). This means that you could end up passing the 28 day time limit if the PCN is delayed in the post! Always try and move as quickly as possible when you receive a PCN. TFL is not obliged to consider late responses.

If you are late in responding to a PCN, you should explain why and give any evidence that supports your argument. In addition to postal delays, TFL will consider your case if you’ve been ill or on holiday (or have another significant reason for late response).

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Please note that only the person named on the penalty charge notice (PCN) can dispute a PCN – regardless of whether or not they were driving. PCNs will always be issued to the “registered keeper”of a vehicle – i.e. the owner recorded by the DVLA.

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