The Bus Lane Contraventions (Penalty Charges, Adjudication and Enforcement)(England) Regulations 2005 sets out six grounds on which you can appeal against the PCN: 

  1. The contravention did not occur 
  2. The same offence has been the subject of a Fixed Penalty Notice or is the subject of criminal proceedings 
  3. You were not the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle at the time of the contravention 
  4. You were not the hirer of the vehicle at the time of the contravention
  5. That the Penalty Charge Notice exceeded the relevant amount
  6. You were the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle at the time of the contravention but it was: 
    • On hire to a driver who had signed a statement taking liability
    • Kept by a motor trader
    • Taken without the consent of the owner

The Authority may also consider other representation if the registered keeper/owner feels that there are other mitigating circumstances.

If you do not think that you should have to pay this penalty charge, you can appeal online.

You can also write to us.

Address: Southampton City Council, PO Box 1098, Southampton SO14 7WE

Please note: Representations cannot be taken or considered over the telephone. If you have any other enquiries, please telephone Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Telephone: 023 8083 3008