If a PCN issued to your vehicle remains unpaid after the appeal process has been completed and a Charge Certificate has been issued, the council will register the amount outstanding as a debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre, Northampton County Court.
If the charge is still not paid we will instruct a bailiff to collect the outstanding debt owed - this can lead to considerable extra fees added by the bailiff company.
Once a warrant has been issued to a bailiff, the council is unable to accept payment or appeal directly - contact should be made with the bailiff concerned. We use two bailiffs: Marston Group and Whyte and co.
We only uses bailiffs as a last resort - if you are having difficulty paying a PCN please contact us immediately. We may be able to set up a payment plan, but not after a warrant has been issued.
Fees charged by bailiffs are laid down in legislation - more fees may be added for further action taken by the bailiff, such as:
- the removal or storage of a vehicle
If you have any doubts regarding the identity of a bailiff enforcing a warrant on behalf of the council, check their details on the Certified Bailiff Register.