A document called a 'notice to owner' will be sent to you after 28 days, which will tell you what grounds you can formally dispute. This formal dispute is called a representation, and will be resolved in one of two ways:
- If your dispute is accepted the case will be closed and this will be confirmed in writing.
- If we don't accept your dispute, we will give you a 'notice of rejection'. This document will tell you that you must pay within 28 days, or appeal to the independent adjudicator.
If you didn't own the vehicle when the fine was issued, you must make a formal dispute and give us written evidence of the disposal or purchase, and also give details of the actual owner.
If you never owned the vehicle you must give us written evidence from the DVLA. If you have no written evidence you can get legal advice.