Traffic Enforcement Centre statutory declarations
If you wish to contest a penalty charge
If a correctly completed Statutory Declaration is filed with the TEC within 36 days of registration, the Court registration will be revoked (cancelled). If a valid Witness Statement is filed with TEC by the date of the Order For Recovery, the Court registration will be revoked. This does not cancel the original penalty charge. The matter is referred back to the local authority to decide what action they wish to take next.
If you are unsure of the date of registration you should contact the relevant local authority or TEC on 0845 7045007 and request this. If you do not have the correct form, a further form can be sent by email, fax, post or you can use the Forms link below.
Alternatively you may request an extension of the time allowable for you to file the Statutory Declaration/Witness Statement with the TEC. A maximum time period of four weeks can be obtained. Please note all time extensions must be submitted to the TEC in writing (either by post/email/fax) prior to the expiry of the time scale for filing.
If you are out of time to file a Statutory Declaration/Witness Statement
For the relevant forms to make an application to file a Statutory Declaration/Witness Statement out of time please see the forms link at the bottom of this page.
There is no prescribed time limit in which you can apply to file the Statutory Declaration/Witness Statement out of time. On receipt of an acceptable application the Traffic Enforcement Centre will notify the Local Authority concerned and give them 19 working days to either accept or reject the application.
If the Local Authority accepts the application it will be treated as an in time Statutory Declaration/Witness Statement and the Court registration will be revoked (cancelled). The matter is referred back to the Local Authority to decide what action they wish to take next.
If the Local Authority rejects the application, it will be referred to a senior officer of the Court at the TEC. This is for an impartial decision on whether the application should be granted or refused. Both parties will be informed of the result.
Following the decision by the Court officer, either party may apply, within 14 days, to have that decision set aside.
The relevant form (N244) and guidance notes to assist can be obtained from the TEC. If this application is accepted then the case will be transferred to the respondent’s local County Court and a District Judge will review the case.
Forms: Statutory Declaration and Application to file the Statutory Declaration out of time
You should complete the relevant form to apply against registration of: