Appeal to an independent adjudicator

If we reject your formal representation and you still disagree with the decision, you can appeal to the Environment & Traffic Adjudicator (ETA) in order for an independent adjudicator to review your case. Their decision will then be binding on both sides

When the council rejects your formal representation, along with the letter informing you of this, you will receive a leaflet entitled ‘Your Right to Appeal against the Council’s Decision’ combined with a form called a ‘Notice of Appeal’, which must be completed to make an appeal to the Independent Parking Adjudicator 

  • you cannot appeal to ETA until we have told you that your representation has been rejected
  • the services of ETA are free to the person appealing
  •  you may choose whether to attend the hearing in person or deal with it by post
  • the adjudicator's decision is final and binding upon both you and the council
  • appeals are held at Hearing Square, Angel Square, Upper Ground Floor, Block 2, London EC1V 1NY
  • you or the local authority can claim costs if the adjudicator finds that either you or the authority has acted 'frivolously, vexatiously or wholly unreasonably'. Compensation or damages cannot be awarded
  • applications to ETA's are normally acknowledged by them within two to three weeks. However, if you fail to hear from them, it will be your responsibility to ensure that your application has been received. We have no liability for applications not received by ETA

Please note: You must go through each stage of the challenge process (that is submitting an informal challenge and a formal representation) before going to the independent parking adjudicator. You cannot miss out a stage. If you try to do this, the independent parking adjudicator will refer the matter back to the us.


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