All appeals sent to the parking or road user charging adjudicators are entered into a statutory register as required by the Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (London) Regulations 1993 (as amended), the Schedule to The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) Representations and Appeals Regulations 2007 and the Road User Charging (Enforcement and Adjudication) (London) Regulations 2001 (as amended). See our regulations page for links to these
The register gives details of the appellant, vehicle, local authority and Penalty Charge Notice number(s) involved in each case, as well as the date the appeal was registered and full details of any decision made.
The register is kept in electronic format and can be searched under various criteria.
It is open to public inspection, free of charge, at the PATAS Hearing Centre.
The register can also be accessed on-line by clicking on the image below:
A certified copy of any entry on the statutory register can be provided by the PATAS staff on request, or an entry can be accessed on-line (see above) and printed on a local printer.
In addition, a number of decisions which deal with key issues in depth are reproduced on this website in the key cases sections (parking Opens in a new window or road user charging). The parking key cases area of the site can be searched either by reference to a particular case, decision date or by subject area (e.g. ‘mandatory details on a PCN’). Please note that adjudicators are not bound by each other's decisions.
All personal appeal hearings are audio recorded for record purposes.
If you wish to obtain a transcript of your hearing (for the purpose of a subsequent court hearing, for example), you will need to put the request in writing, with reasons.
Requests are considered by the chief parking adjudicator (for parking, bus lane, moving traffic and lorry ban cases) or chief road user charging adjudicator (for congestion charging or low emission cases).
If the chief adjudicator authorises production of the transcript, you must pay the cost of the preparation of the transcript, which we normally have prepared by a court transcribing service. We will provide an estimate of the cost first.
Please note that parties may request a typed transcript of the tape recording of a hearing and are not entitled to a copy of the audio tape itself.
The adjudicators (via PATAS) publish quarterly newsletters and annual reports, which include statistics. These are available on this web site together with other information about the service and its procedures.
Printed copies of the adjudicators’ annual reports can also be obtained on request from PATAS staff.
No. Like all courts and tribunals, the parking and traffic adjudicators and the road user charging adjudicators are exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as are documents created by the administrative staff of PATAS.
Enquiries about the establishment and provision of the appeals service by London Councils can be made to that organisation at the following address:
59½ Southwark Street
Tel: 020 7934 9999
Fax: 020 7934 9991
London Councils' Freedom of Information officer can be contacted via their web site
It is important to remember that London Councils is not responsible for the procedures or decisions of the tribunals.
Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be found on the web site of the Information Commissioner (www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk)