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I've recieved 2 PCN from Harrow Council for pulling up in a

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I've recieved 2 PCN from Harrow Council for pulling up in a Bus Stop to drop off.
I was caught by CCTV. But i've recieved 1 PCN 51 days after contravention and the other 71 days after. From what i understand, does the council have to send these out within 28 days if caught by CCTV
Thanks
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

It depends.

Do they have the correct address for your vehicle?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Just says London Rd. It was opposite Stanmore Station
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
oh Sorry, read that wrong. yes they do have the correct address
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

is this the first PCN?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No, i've had 3 previous which i paid. they came through pretty quick. but these i received a while after. and obviously being a bit of an idiot, i didn't know you couldn't drop off in a bus stop.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Ok but what is the title of this document?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
PENALTY CHARGE NOTICE
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Yes, but does it say notice to owner at the top?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No, it has my company name, my address, and says Details of Contravention.
It also says
Do not ignore this notice
This PCN has been served by post on the basis of a record produced by an approved device
It gives the pcn no
Vehicle reg no
Vehicle make- unknown
Date of notice
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

In that case, they should have served it within 28 days and they do appear to be out of time.

That doesn't mean that you can just ignore it though. If you do they will find against you.

You need to appeal on the basis that they are out of time.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thats great. Should they have had Notice to Owner on the PCN then ?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Also, when i appeal, should i say they were out of time according the Traffic Management Act 2004
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

No, it is just that if this was a NTO then probably they would be in time as the PCN would have turned into a NTO.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
OK I see. Thank you. I will appeal straight away
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

no problem.

All the best.

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