The Parking Fine Process
As the registered keeper of your vehicle, AMI Vehicle will receive all parking charge notices (PCN’s) that are issued for your vehicle. These include, congestion charge fines, bus lane fines, parking fines, speeding fines, LEZ & ULEZ fines.
As we are not in control of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence, we cannot be sure if the issued fine is correct or if there were extenuating circumstances. For this reason, AMI Vehicle Leasing DO NOT pay the parking fine on your behalf. Instead we make representations; you are nominated as the party in control at the time of the alleged offence. This relinquishes AMI Vehicle Leasing of any liability for the fine and allows you to either pay or contest the fine directly with the issuing authority.
Once our representations have been received the authority will then re issue the PCN to yourself as the nominated party.
The Re-Issued Parking Fine
When you receive the re-issued PCN, it is at this point you can appeal or make payment.
- Paying within 14 days of the date of the notice will often allow you to pay a reduced rate. The saving is often in the region of 50%.
- To appeal, you will need to speak with the authority directly. There are instructions given on the PCN which will help you to do this.
If you decide to take no action on the re-issued PCN, you will receive further letters from the authority and the fine will increase.
See the process in full shown below:
AMI Vehicle Leasing Ltd. charge an admin fee of £20 (+vat) to process and make representations on all parking fines received. This is to cover the cost of staff time and postage.
Attached with the invoice for admin will be a copy of the original PCN . This copy is for your reference only. You will not be able to pay or appeal the fine using this copy; any payment deadlines are not valid on this copy !
When the authority re-issue’s the fine, the deadlines on this PCN are those which must be adhered to.