About the Traffic Enforcement Centre

There is a lot of misunderstanding about the Traffic Enforcement Centre and hopefully this page will provide assistance. The Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) is part of Northampton County Court Bulk Centre and was established for the purpose of allowing local authorities, Transport for London and Highways England (in relation to Dart Charge) to enforce unpaid penalty charge notices.

What does the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) do?

The Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC)  authorise  the local authority to prepare the Order for Recovery (Form TE3) of unpaid penalty charges. They also   process  all statutory declarations and witness statements and where necessary; produce Notices of Revocation.

The other aspect of the Traffic Enforcement Centre is to authorise the issue of a warrant of control and in the past year, TEC authorised approx 1.6 million such requests from local authorities, Highways England (in the case of an unpaid Dart Charge)  and Transport for London.

A further role of the Traffic Enforcement Centre is to process all Out of Time witness statements and statutory declarations and N244 applications. They also process requests from local authorities to reseal a warrant (where a new address has been identified).

Contacting the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC)

The telephone number to contact the Traffic Enforcement Centre is either: 0300 123 1059 or 01604 619 450 and the lines are open between 8.30 am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

Why is it so difficult to get through to the Traffic Enforcement Centre?

The vast majority of the telephone calls to Traffic Enforcement Centre are to enquire about Out of Time witness statement forms when in fact, Out of Time witness statement forms (TE7 and TE9) or Out of Time statutory declaration forms (PE2 and PE3) can be simply downloaded from the Traffic Enforcement Centre website !!!

Commentary from Bailiff Advice

We have a great deal of experience with the Traffic Enforcement Centre and over the past 12 years have assisted thousands of individuals with drafting of Out of Time witness statements (TE7 and TE9) or statutory declarations (PE2 and PE3).  If you require our assistance with these forms, you can email a question to us using our very popular Question page.  Alternatively, you can contact us by phone. Details are on our Contact page.