A former wheel-clamper denied working as a security guard without a licence when he appeared in New Plymouth District Court on Wednesday.
Daniel Clout pleaded not guilty to two charges of operating as a guard without the required licence under charges laid by the Department of Internal Affairs.
He quit as New Plymouth's only wheel-clamper in March after intense scrutiny relating to arguments between himself, drivers and the police over parking matters.
Last month, Clout failed to get an assault conviction for punching a German tourist in the face wiped from his record when he appealed to the High Court.
He will next appear in court on 18 July.