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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.

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If you want to query the ticket you need to write to the address on the ticket stating your reasons why you think the ticket should be cancelled. If it concerns a disabled parking permit then you should include a photocopy of it.

You will then receive a reply from the central ticket office/local authority department. If the ticket has been cancelled, you will not need to take any further action; if it has not been cancelled, then you will be given a period of time within which to pay the fine.

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