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Slough Parking Fine – Should I Pay or Appeal? 2022

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Have you received a Slough Parking Fine? Are you left wondering if you should pay it or if an appeal is the best course of action? Today, I’ll be sharing how to make a payment and reduce the amount you owe by 50%. I will also let you know about the appeal process and what to expect if you decide to appeal your Slough PCN.

Do You Have to Pay?

In many circumstances, parking tickets are not enforceable.

It’s a bit sneaky, but last time I had a parking fine, I paid £5 for a trial to chat with an online solicitor.

Not only did I save £50 on solicitor fees, I also won my case and didn’t have to pay my £271 fine.

You can try it out now, just remember to cancel the trial once you’ve got your answer.

What is a Slough Parking Fine?

Slough Borough Council issues parking fines when drivers commit parking offences and certain driving offences. The fines aim to improve the roads for all users, improve the flow of traffic and avoid obstructions causing delays.

When vehicle operators are caught illegally parking or for driving offences, they are issued with a parking fine or Penalty Notice Charge. This is a charge issued by the council, not to be confused with a Parking Charge Notice, that is issued by private car park operators.  A Penalty Notice Charge can be sent to your home if the offence is caught on camera or attached to your vehicle.

How to Pay a Slough Council Parking Fine

If you accept the fine, you can head online to make a payment. Visit the online payment system and enter the PCN number along with your vehicle registration number. You can use this system to view the charge and make a payment.

It is possible to pay the parking fine over the phone. Call 0330 088 3644 to use the automated payment line. You won’t have the opportunity to speak to someone using this number. The phone line is open 7 days a week 24 hours a day. Have your PCN number and your credit or debit card to make the payment.

Paying Slough Parking Fine by Post

The address to send your payment to is:

Slough Borough Council

PO Box 3839

Slough

SL1 0JA

Use the payment slip located at the bottom of the PCN and make cheques payable to Slough Brough Council.

50% Off Your Slough Parking Fine

You can have the parking fine reduced by 50% if you make payment within 14 days. This is a wonderful way to save some money and could be worth considering if you’re able to pay. If you cannot pay within 14 days, you have 14 more to make the payment in full. This is a total of 28 days of receiving the PCN.

How to Challenge a PCN from Slough Council

You can submit an informal challenge to a PCN providing you didn’t receive the PCN in the post. You must make the challenge within 28 days of the date of issue. Send your challenge in writing using the information detailed on the back of the PCN you received. You can also use the online system to submit your written challenge.

If you send the challenge within 14 days, you will keep the opportunity to use the 50% discounted rate should the council reject your challenge. You must make the final payment within 14 days of the rejection notice to benefit from the discount. Challenges sent after the 14 days will lose the discounted rate and must be paid in full if the challenge fails.

Challenging PCN sent by Post

You cannot submit an informal challenge for postal PCNs. At this stage, you must either pay or submit a formal representation. The details on how to submit a formal representation are found on the Notice to Owner. The council will inform you of the outcome within 56 days of receiving the representation.

If the council reject your formal representation, you can appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. You will receive details on how to appeal on the Notice of Rejection Letter sent by Slough Borough Council. The decision of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal is final.

What Happens If your Parking Fine Appeal is Successful?

If your challenge or appeal is successful, the council will cancel the parking fine. You won’t have to pay anything and there is no risk of the fine escalating.

What Happens if You Don’t Pay a Slough Parking Fine?

If you fail to pay the parking fine on time the council will issue a Notice to Owner. You have 28 days from the date on the PCN to make a payment. There is no option to save 50% on the fine at this stage. Payment must be made in full. Failing to pay will result in a Charge Certificate. The fine is increased by 50% at this stage. You cannot appeal after receiving a Charge Certificate.

If the parking fine remains unpaid the debt is registered with the Traffic Enforcement Centre. £8 is added to the fine and you’ll be issued with an Order of Recovery. At this stage, you can enter a witness statement or make a payment. If you don’t pay the debt the council pass your debt into the hands of enforcement agents, the new name for bailiffs.

Can Bailiffs Collect for Parking Fines?

Slough Borough Council will use enforcement agents to collect debts for unpaid parking fines. You’ll receive a notice informing you about an upcoming bailiff visit. I advise you to seek help from a debt advisor if you are expecting bailiffs to call.

I have plenty of useful information regarding enforcement agents, what they can and can’t take and your rights. Please take the time to read so you are fully aware of what you can do to stop bailiffs. At this stage, you can pay the parking fine. However, the fine will have added charges applied due to the use of the enforcement agents. These fees must be paid, even if you pay the council the parking fine directly.

Do You Have to Pay?

In many circumstances parking tickets are not enforceable.

It’s a bit sneaky, but last time I had a parking fine, I paid £5 for a trial to chat to an online solicitor.

Not only did I save £50 on solicitor fees, I also won my case and didn’t have to pay my £271 fine.

You can try it out now, just remember to cancel the trial once you’ve got your answer.

GET STARTED

Pay or Appeal a Slough Parking Fine?

I hope I have shared enough information to help you with your parking fine. The appeal process is there to use if you believe the fine was made in error and have proof to support your case. I have some suggested articles below that may be of use if you’re still unsure.

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