Registration of Debt… (pcn issued by post)
Registration of Debt, order for Recovery, warrant of execution and witness statement (formerly a statutory declaration)
If after 14 days of a charge certificate being served the penalty charge is still not paid, the local authority may register it as a debt at the Traffic Enforcement Centre. You should be notified by the council that they have done this.
The local authority may then recover the penalty through the county court:
• the county court, on application from the local authority, will authorise the authority to draw up an Order for Recovery. The local authority will serve this order on you, with a witness statement form.
• if the penalty is not then paid, the authority may apply to the court for a Warrant of Execution. which will then allow the enforcing authority to instruct bailiffs to recover the debt.
Your next steps
You must either:
Pay the outstanding charge
lodge a witness statement (formerly a Statutory Declaration) at the Traffic Enforcement Centre (external link).
Witness Statement (formerly a Statutory Declaration)