Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC)

If you have received a visit (or a letter)  from a bailiff/enforcement agent in relation to a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) that you knew nothing about, it is usually because all notices had been sent to a previous address. Fortunately, Parliament has introduced safeguards to protect motorists in such cases. Bailiff enforcement will be placed ‘on hold’ by submitting an Out of Time Witness Statement (TE7 and TE9) or Out of Time Statutory Declaration (PE2 and PE3) to the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC).

Under the Traffic Enforcement Centre category of our website, you will find the following pages:

About the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC)

The Traffic Enforcement Centre register all unpaid penalty charge notices and process Out of Time Witness Statements, Statutory Declarations and N244 applications. Our detailed page on this subject is here. 

Out of Time Witness Statement (TE7 and TE9)

Details on how to complete an Out of Time Witness Statement (forms TE7 and TE9) or Out of Time Statutory Declaration (forms PE2 and PE3) can be read here.

Mistakes on Out of Time Witness Statements (TE7 and TE9)

Unfortunately, over 60% of  Out of Time witness statements (late appeals)  are rejected. From the many enquiries that we receive from motorists,  it is sadly the case that the cause of the rejection is usually due to poorly completed forms (TE7 and TE9). Given the seriousness of this problem, we have introduced  this new page onto our website.

Out of Time Witness Statement is granted

If your Out of Time Witness Statement has been granted, the procedure that will be followed is outlined on this page.

Out of Time Witness Statement has been rejected

If your Out of Time Witness Statement/Statutory Declaration has been rejected, the options available to you are outlined here.

Traffic Enforcement Centre and N244

If your Out of Time witness statement is rejected, you can request that the decision be reviewed. An application using an N244 would need apply. We explain how this form should be completed here.

Traffic Enforcement Centre Glossary

Our Glossary should prove helpful  with understanding the terminology used by the Traffic Enforcement Centre. The page can be read here.

Traffic Enforcement Centre FAQs

We have introduced this page to answer many of the frequently asked questions received from motorists. The page can be read here.

Commentary from Bailiff Advice Online

We have significant experience with drafting Out of Time witness statements (TE7 and TE9)  and statutory declarations (PE2 and PE3). If you require assistance with drafting of these forms, you can email a question to us using our online Enquiry Form. Alternatively, can contact our free helpline. Details are on our Contact page.

Lastly, our Simplified Guide to the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 can be read here.