Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) - parking fine guidance
Any vehicle that is parked in contravention of the parking regulations should expect to receive a Penalty Charge Notice.
Payment of a Penalty Charge Notice
Pay by phone 24/7 on 03301 798 198
We are unable to accept American Express and Diners cards as forms of payment.
You can also pay by post to Wyre Forest District Council, PO Box 5202, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2TE
Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to Wyre Forest District Council enclosing the ticket.
Please write the Penalty Charge Notice number and vehicle registration number on the reverse of your cheque or postal order.
Challenging a Penalty Charge Notice
All appeals are managed by Wychavon District Council, please see their information page for cancellation guidance policy before submitting an appeal.
If you would like to challenge the issuing of a Penalty Charge Notice and feel that, due to specific circumstances, you have a valid reason that should be taken into account, you can appeal online; write to: Parking Services Unit, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1PT; email: email@example.com or hand your challenge in to the Hub.
Your case will be placed on hold until a response is sent to you. If your challenge is received within the first 14 days of receiving the Penalty Charge Notice and is upheld, another 14 days will be offered for you to pay the 50% discounted amount.
Non-payment of a Penalty Charge Notice
If payment of the Penalty Charge Notice is not received within 28 days of issue, the registered keeper or the person that the council believes to be the owner of the vehicle will receive a Notice to Owner. At this stage, the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle can submit a formal representation objecting to the issue of the Penalty Charge Notice.
In the event that the formal representation is rejected, the registered owner/keeper can submit an appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. They are an independent body and will consider the registered owner/keeper's comments and those offered by Wyre Forest District Council. A final decision will be reached. Traffic Penalty Tribunal considers appeals against bus lane and parking Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued by councils in England if you think it has been wrongly issued. For further information view the Traffic Penalty Tribunal website.
If no payment is received within 28 days of the service of the Notice to Owner, a Charge Certificate will be issued and the outstanding amount will increase by 50%.
Continued non payment will result in the debt being registered at the County Court and an Order for Recovery will be sent to the motorist. At this stage a period of 21 days is allowed for payment or for a witness statement to be submitted.
Failure to pay will result in the outstanding amount being referred to a bailiff to recover the monies. For further information about the bailiff companies, please visit Equita and Bristow and Sutor for further information.
If you have any comments or suggestions concerning parking in Wyre Forest, please contact us.