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you will receive a Revocation Order from the Traffic Enforcement Centre advising you that the court registration has been revoked, and the charge certificate cancelled. This order does not cancel the penalty charge and the local authority must advise you under separate cover if they wish to pursue the PCN.
The warrant can no longer be enforced by the bailiff and as a consequence, all bailiff fees are removed.
What will happen next?
If you had filed your Out of Time witness statement on the basis that you had not received the Penalty Charge Notice, then in most cases, the local authority will issue a new Notice to Owner giving you the opportunity to make payment at the earlier discounted rate.
If you had filed your Out of Time witness statement on the basis that you had appealed the Penalty Charge Notice to the local authority but had not received a Notice of Rejection, then the PCN will be rewound back to the ‘appeal’ stage.
If your car has been clamped or removed by the bailiff, the local authority (or Transport for London in the case of Congestion charging or Highways England in the case of an unpaid Dart Charge) will instruct their bailiff company to release the vehicle.
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.
Commentary from Bailiff Advice:
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