Appeal a Notice of Rejection

Last updated: 22 June 2018

How to appeal

Fill in the 'Notice of Appeal' form that is sent with the 'Notice of Rejection' from the council. Send it to the address below within 28 days along with any evidence you want to submit.

If the form arrives after 28 days you must give a reason why it's late. It may not be accepted.

The Parking and Bus Lane Tribunal for Scotland
The Stamp Office
10 Waterloo Place
Phone: 0131 221 0409

You can also use the contact details above if you want to check the status of your appeal.

The tribunal will let you know when your Notice of Appeal has been received.

If someone else was driving

The appeal must be completed by the person who received the 'Notice of Rejection' from the local council. This is usually the owner.

If someone else was driving when the ticket was issued, they can appeal the ticket for the owner. They must have the owner's permission to appeal.

The owner will be asked to pay the ticket if the appeal is rejected.


If you're providing evidence for your case you should send it with your Notice of Appeal.

Evidence could be:

  • a pay and display ticket
  • a disabled person's Blue Badge
  • photos that show signs or road markings
  • witness statements that have the witness' name, address and signature
  • documents relating to the sale of the vehicle
  • delivery documents for loading or unloading
  • a garage bill for a breakdown

Don't send your:

  • 'Penalty Charge Notice' or 'Bus Lane Charge Notice'
  • appeal to the local council
  • 'Notice of Rejection'

The local council will send these as part of its own evidence. You should keep your copies to bring if there's a hearing.

Appeal a Notice of Rejection
How to appeal