How to complete an "Out of Time" late Statutory
The Statutory Declaration should be completed and returned to
the Traffic Enforcement Centre within 21
days, although there are provisions whereby the court may
allow a longer period of time.
Once a Warrant of Execution has been authorised by the TEC you
cannot file a Statutory Declaration. Instead, you have to file
an Out of Time Statutory Declaration using either a PE2 and PE3 or TE7 and TE9. Different forms are required for PCN's issued either under the Road Traffic Act 1991 or the much newer Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA 2004).
Many people get very confused when completing an Out of Time Statutory Declaration and if this is the case, then please do contact us as we have a lot of experience with completing these forms on behalf of motorists.
How do I get this sworn?
If your Out of Time Statutory Declartion has been completed on the PE2 & PE3 then these forms need to be sworn. This can be done by visiting any local solicitors office and it is not usual for an appointment to be necessary. You will simply need to ask at the reception desk
if there is a solicitor free to swear the document. You may have
to wait 5 or 10 minutes and nearly always a Junior Solicitor
will deal with these matters and he will ask that you
swear on oath that the document is yours and that it contains
your signature and words. The solicitor can charge a fee of £5 for witnessing your Out of Time Statutory Declaration.
Alternatively, you can visit any County Court and go to the enquiries
desk where you can swear the document. The court will
not make a charge for this. Please note that TEC will refuse
the Declaration if it has not been sworn correctly.
If your Out of Time Statutory Declaration is being completed on the newer style TE7 &TE9 these forms do not require that your signature has to be witnessed.
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