How to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)

Bus lane contraventions

The registered keeper or the person we believe to be the keeper of the vehicle at the time of the contravention will be issued an Enforcement Notice.

The Enforcement Notice is issued 28 days after the issue of the PCN if it remains unpaid.


An informal representation can be made within 14 days of the PCN issue date. A formal representation against the issue of the PCN can only be made within 28 days of the Enforcement Notice.

The grounds for formal representation are as follows:

  • I never owned the vehicle
  • There was no breach of the bus lane order or regulation
  • The vehicle was taken without my consent
  • The police are already taking action

About Bus Lane contravention

A PCN issued for a Bus Lane contravention is issued by virtue of the London Local Authorities Act 1996 (as amended).

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