Out of Time Witness Statement is granted

If your Out of Time witness statement is granted, you will receive a Revocation  Order from the Traffic Enforcement Centre advising  you that the Order for Recovery has been revoked, and  the charge certificate  cancelled. It is important to stress that the revoking order  does not cancel the penalty charge (see below).

If my Out of Time Witness Statement is accepted, will I still need to pay the bailiff?

No you will not. If your Out of Time witness statement is accepted, the warrant can no longer be enforced by the bailiff and as a consequence, all bailiff fees are removed.

I paid the bailiff before submitting an Out of Time witness statement. Am I entitled to a refund?

Yes, you should be refunded.  If you have any queries on this point, please feel free to contact us. Details can be found at the foot of this page.

What will happen next?

This depends on the reason that you gave for submitting your Out of Time witness statement. If the reason had been because you  had not received the Penalty Charge Notice,  the local authority will reissue a new notice. This will give you the opportunity to make payment at the earlier discounted rate.

If the reason had been because you had appealed the PCN and had not received a response, the PCN will be rewound back to the ‘appeal’ stage.

If your car has been removed by the bailiff  the local authority will instruct their bailiff company to release it. It will be for you to collect the vehicle.  It will not be delivered back to you. Because the warrant would have been revoked, you will not be liable for any storage fees.

Further information about an Out of Time witness statement.

We have a lot of information about the Traffic Enforcement Centre and Out of Time witness statements and statutory declarations on our website. Our index page on the subject is here.

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