Consequences of Ignoring Notices
A PCN can have severe repercussions if ignored. A charge certificate, increasing the fine by as much as 50%, may be issued if a notice is not paid or contested within 28 days.
The council may file a debt report with the Traffic Enforcement Centre if the fine is unpaid. This enables the council to employ enforcement agents, formerly known as bailiffs, and other enforcement measures.
Agents of enforcement have the authority to seize goods up to the acceptable and additional costs in value.
This may also apply to the vehicle to which the PCN was issued. It’s crucial to remember that law enforcement officers are subject to strict regulations and have limited authority.
The council may occasionally request a county court warrant to clamp or tow the vehicle. The vehicle may be sold to pay the fine and any additional fees if the fine is not paid in full.