What is POPLA?

The Protection of Freedoms (POFA) Act 2012 introduced the concept of keeper liability for vehicles parked on private land. However, this required an independent appeals service provided by funding from the parking industry. This independent appeals service is known as Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA).

POPLA determines appeals from motorists who have been issued a PCN regarding vehicles parked on private land. A motorists can only appeal after making a rejected case (known as a representation) to the operator who issued the PCN. POPLA is independent of all parties to appeals, including the operator and the BPA, as are the assessors who make the determinations.

Will the PCN Increase If I My POPLA Appeal is Rejected?

Yes, motorists whose POPLA appeal is rejected are not eligible for APM’s early payment discount and must pay the full cost of the PCN. If your appeal is refused, the PCN should be paid in full within 14 days to avoid any further action. Do not send payments to POPLA.


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