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 individuals in such cases. Bailiff enforcement can be halted by completing an Out of Time Witness Statement (TE7 and TE9) or Out of Time Statutory Declaration (PE2 and PE3). The forms would need 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 on this subject, the cause of the rejection is usually due to poorly completed forms (TE7 and TE9). Given the seriousness of this problem, we have introduced a new page on this subject here.
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 here.
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 can be read 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.
Glossary: Traffic Enforcement Centre
Our Glossary should prove helpful with understanding the terminology used by the Traffic Enforcement Centre. The page can be read here.
Commentary from Bailiff Advice
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 Bailiff Advice using our popular Question page. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone. Details are on our Contact page.