London Tribunals (formerly the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service or PATAS) was established by the Road Traffic Act 1991 to provide administrative support to the Environment and Traffic Adjudicators. The Service continues to provide this support under the Traffic Management Act 2004 and, since 2003, to the Road User Charging Adjudicators.

The adjudicators consider appeals against Penalty Charge Notices issued by the 33 London local authorities and Transport for London. For appeals against Penalty Charge Notices issued by authorities in England and Wales but outside London, visit

The Service receives and processes appeals and schedules hearings.

London Tribunals also provides support for the hearing centre based at Chancery Exchange in Holborn.

London Tribunals aims to provide a fast, efficient and quality service, offering case management support to the panels of independent adjudicators.

Anyone who has received a Penalty Charge Notice can appeal to the adjudicator, provided that the correct procedure has been followed.

Find out more about the Environment and Traffic Adjudicators or the Road User Charging Adjudicators.

Watch our useful video to find out what happens when you make an appeal.