This blog serves to answer the question “How Can I Challenge A G24 Parking PCN?” It is quite simple to remember the handful of parking contravention codes enforced in G-24s car parks which apply to your vehicle once it enters one of these parking bays. Evidence which you upload with your PCN challenge is the most important element of your G-24 PCN challenge as the car park management company will not accept your point of view without any authentic evidence supporting your case.

How Can I Challenge A G 24 Parking PCN?

G-24 Parking services focuses on managing its car parks efficiently and minimizing any misuse of its space by motorists by serving them Penalty Charge Notices. You need to be actively aware of the parking contravention codes enforced in G-24 car parks and understand that by parking your vehicle incorrectly and by leaving it parked beyond the specified time limit you are misusing and violating the parking zone.

So if you generally do not violate a G-24 car park, you can easily challenge a PCN which has been served to you incorrectly by using video footage from the parking zone or your paid parking permit. It is important for you to be able to clearly show in the video clip how your vehicle was correctly parked in its designated parking space (contravention 86) or how it was not re parked in the same G-24 car park within one hour of leaving the parking zone (contravention code 90).

It is imperative for you to attach compelling evidence with your PCN challenge which convinces G-24 Parking services that you have been served with the Parking PCN in error as the private car park company strictly enforces parking contraventions to maintain management efficiency.

In many cases, PCNs are not enforceable and you may be able to win your case and avoid having to pay your fine.

You could begin the process by speaking to an online solicitor for as little as £5. 

Can I Only Challenge A G-24 Parking PCN online?

Yes, you can only challenge a G-24 Parking PCN online on the G-24 Parking services website. 

You can challenge a PCN issued in a G-24 car park, by filling in the online PCN challenge form on the Parking Management Company’s official website. You need to brainstorm reasons for challenging a G-24 PCN from the day of the incident and list them down in word processing software or on paper. It is essential to have some authentic evidence to attach with your PCN appeal in the form of video footage of the traffic violation, medical certificates explaining your mitigating circumstances, or pay and display tickets. 

The evidence must be matched with the grounds for your appeal before describing the incident from your point of view. Your rough formal representation can be edited for clarity multiple times before it is ready to attach to your online appeal to G-24 Parking Services Ltd. You need to visit the G-24 Parking Services website to challenge your PCN. You won’t actually find any link on the G-24 official website for appealing your PCN.

After this you need to enter your PCN Number and your Vehicle Registration Number on this webpage. Once you have entered these details you need to click on “Next” to view your PCN details before filling in the online appeals form.

It is essential to upload authentic evidence material with your G-24 PCN challenge to describe your mitigating circumstances to the Parking Services company and for explaining your point of view of the events which took place at the traffic violation scene.  If you made a video clip of your traffic contravention, you should save snapshots from it by using a video player or video editing software. Mitigating circumstances are usually not considered but if you can prove that you didn’t commit the parking contravention, it will be a better argument for challenging your G-24 PCN.

Most video players such as VLC player allow you to slow down your video frame by frame and thus take ( a collection of) snapshots to attach with your G-24 PCN challenge.The text of your appeal must state the relevant contravention code on your PCN and explain how you attempted to avoid the error (supported by photos or video footage). You can just simply attach your paid parking permit or pay and display ticket to prove that you had adequately paid for parking your vehicle in the car park, if that was the case

Once you have proofread your appeal to eliminate any reasons for your challenge which might convey a disregard for parking contravention codes enforced in G-24 car parks (by mixing up the contraventions) or reasons which involve forgetfulness to justify your actions, you can submit the formal representation.

What is a Penalty Charge Notice?

A Penalty Charge Notice is a monetary penalty issued to drivers or motorists for committing certain traffic contraventions including violating Parking, Bus Lane, and Moving Traffic restrictions. A PCN is issued for failing to follow Parking zone, bus lane enforcement, and moving traffic restrictions mentioned in the Road Traffic Act 1984 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

A penalty charge notice can be handed to you by a Civil Enforcement Officer or dispatched to your (DVLA) residential address by post. Traffic contraventions are observed by CCTV cameras and Civil Enforcement Officers before a violation is detected and the vehicle is charged with a PCN.

A PCN might also be issued for failing to pay road charges on time. You have 28 days to decide how and if you would like to challenge your Penalty Charge Notice. After 28 days if you have neither paid nor challenged your PCN, your unpaid PCN amount will be registered as debt at the Traffic Enforcement Centre at the Northampton County Court.

What do I need to know about G-24 Parking services Ltd?

G-24 Parking services offers the following features to its clients:

  • G-24 Smart Park self ticketing solutions
  • Bay monitoring sensors for measuring the length of occupancy of the vehicle
  • Electronic variable message signage provides you with a direct line of communication with your customers
  • Tailor made reporting including data of new and returning customers, stay durations for different vehicles and vehicle counts at different times of day.
  • G-24 attendant control with highly professional parking attendants
  • Clearpark parking solution
  • Store guard

All these features ensure that any parking violation within G-24 car parks is immediately noted and charged, so you must be extra mindful not to overstay your designated parking permit or make sure that you havent parked your vehicle incorrectly to avoid getting a PCN for a lack of awareness of enforced contraventions.

How Can I Pay A G24 Parking Services PCN?

You should be aware of the fact that you can only pay your G24 Parking PCN fine online. The PCN fine can be paid online on the G24 Parking Services official website. This payment method saves time and is also more precise as your details are entered directly into an electronic database.

If you were looking for a postal order payment option or a choice for paying your PCN fine via an automated payments hotline, you might be disappointed to learn that these options are unavailable for your G24 Parking Services PCN.

You need to enter your Contractual Parking Charge Notice Number and your Vehicle Registration Number after opening this webpage to initiate the PCN fine payment online. After clicking “Submit” you will be shown your Penalty Charge Notice information and in the next window, you can enter your payment card details. You must remember to wait for 24 hours after your PCN is issued before attempting to pay it.

What happens if I don’t pay my G24 Parking services PCN within 28 days?

You should not consider a private car park PCN any less than a regular PCN issued by your local council. The higher level parking contravention codes enforced by G-24 Parking services make you legally bound to respect them while using the company’s parking zones.

If you neither pay your G-24 Parking Services PCN within 28 days nor decide to appeal against it, you will be sent a letter from the car park company to pay your PCN in full within 14 days. If you don’t pay the PCN within the next 14 days, your (nonpayment) case will be passed on to Enforcement Agents or Bailiffs. Your actions will also result in the filing of a court order (for recovery of debts) against you by G-24 Parking Services.

Your unpaid Parking PCN amount will be treated as a debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre at the Northampton County Court.

The court order for debt recovery enforces that the charge certificate amount must be paid in full within 21 days the county court will have to use additional powers to recover the money from your possession which means employing Enforcement Agents, to (contact you or) visit your personal premises.

Can I dispute my Notice of Rejection with POPLA if G24 Parking Services Ltd dismisses my appeal?

You can dispute your Notice of Rejection of Representations from G-24 Parking Services Ltd with the Parking on Private Land Appeals service (POPLA). Your challenge can be sent in 2 different ways, the first method is to download the POPLA Appeals Form, print it out and send it to the Parking On Private Land Appeals service postal address:

POPLA,

PO Box 1270,

Warrington,

WA4 9RL

The letter must mention the 10 digit reference number contained in your Notice of Rejection from G-24 Parking Services. You need to remember that the appeal to POPLA is just like a regular Parking PCN challenge. You can upload evidence such as video clips of your traffic violation scenes (taken from inside your vehicle), medical certificates from a certified General Practitioner, and scanned copies of “pay and display” tickets.

The evidence is necessary to convince the Parking on Private Land Appeals service that you did not breach the relevant Parking contravention code. You should preferably memorise all these codes before using the G-24 Parking Services car parks, so that you know how to challenge a PCN and can do your best to avoid getting one.

If you have mentioned mitigating circumstances in your POPLA appeal, you must be able to explain the cause and effect relationship between the condition which led you to commit the traffic violation (such as leaving your vehicle parked for an extended period of time owing to a medical emergency). The evidence material to be sent with your written representation needs to be a document or photographs from the scene of the incident. You can convert a video clip into photographs by using a video player or video editing software by simply taking snapshots of the relevant frames showing your claim.

A first class mail letter takes between 1 to 2 days to reach POPLA and second class mail takes between 3 to 5 days. So you need to send in your challenge by the 20th day at the latest for it to be considered side by side with the G-24 Parking Services legal proposition.

You also need to keep in mind that you must submit a challenge to your Notice of Rejection from G-24 Parking services to POPLA within 28 days of receiving your Notice of Rejection.

How can I submit my challenge to the Notice of Rejection of Representations from G24 Parking Services by using the online form?

In order to submit your challenge to the Notice of Rejection of Representations from G-24 Parking services online, you need to visit the POPLA website. On this page you need to first agree to the terms and tick each one off and enter your 10 digit verification number stated on the Notice of Rejection from G-24 Parking services. You need to click on “I Confirm that the operator is correct” and click on “Start Appeal” after that. On the next page you will be asked for your G-24 Parking Services Parking PCN Number, Vehicle Registration Number, the reasons for your challenge and the evidence material to support your case (which can be uploaded onto the POPLA system).

Here you can easily attach evidence material such as video clips and scanned copies of your medical certificates (for supporting your mitigating circumstances) through your computer. It is also an advantage to be able to first edit the text of your formal representation in a word processing software and then transfer it onto the online appeals form on the POPLA website. A better worded parking contravention challenge which mentions the legal technicalities stated in the Road Traffic Act 1988 or the Traffic Management Act 2004 regarding your parking contravention code to put forward your challenge will be considered as a strong formal representation.

The evidence attached with your challenge should also be correctly matched with the grounds of your appeal and not seem out of place. The document or video clip needs to clearly prove your mitigating circumstances or show that the traffic contravention didn’t occur, and convince POPLA to accept your evidence over that provided by G-24 Parking services.

Once POPLA is satisfied that G-24 Parking Services’s case has been refuted outright by your representation of the matter, the adjudicant (or assessor) of your case will probably make the final decision in your case.

This decision will be sent to both you and to G-24 Parking Services via email simultaneously. If the decision by POPLA is made in your favour the G-24 Parking Services PCN will immediately be cancelled.

If your appeal is rejected by Parking on Private Land Appeals service, you will have to pay the fine within the next 28 days to avoid your case being taken to the debt collection stage by G-24 Parking Services.

At POPLA “assessors” or adjudicators of your case will make their final decision based on :

  • The act of legislation your case (traffic contravention) refers to such as the Traffic Management Act 2004
  • The Code of Practice used by The British Parking Association
  • The articles of evidence put forward by G-24 Parking Services and you which are representing opposing viewpoints of the situation.

Conclusion

This blog post addressed the question “How Can I Challenge A G24 Parking PCN?” You need to take your time to construct a strong and well worded Parking PCN challenge by recalling the events which took place inside the G-24 car park that day. It is important for you to purchase enough parking for your planned stay at the G-24 car park so that you don’t end up with a PCN which cannot be successfully challenged.

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