As an international traveller, you are obliged to comply with the rules and regulations of the country you are visiting, including traffic regulations. EPC has been authorised to assist in ensuring that all domestic and foreign drivers are treated equally and in the event of breaching domestic rules and incurring penalties, have the opportunity to pay in their local currency in their country of residence.

Authorities throughout Europe have commissioned EPC to recover outstanding penalties and fines. Copies of the authorisation can be viewed in the Issuing Organisations section. A notice has been sent to you as the registered keeper/hirer of the vehicle at the time of the contravention and ultimately you are responsible for payment. Your payment must be made to Euro Parking Collection plc before the due date shown on the Notice to avoid further costs. The Notice shows the details of the contravention and other relevant details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Why have I received a notice?
    You have committed a/an contravention/offence against the road traffic laws in the country you were visiting and the responsible authority has fined you.
  2. The cost seems to be different to normal parking fines.
    Fine values vary from country to country.
  3. I believe this notice has been issued in error.
    Please appeal or make a representation.
  4. How does EPC know about the contravention/offence?
    The Issuing Organisation has forwarded details of foreign registered vehicles that have committed a traffic violation for EPC to identify and trace.
  5. How did you get my address?
    The relevant keeper details are obtained from the relevant vehicle licensing authority.

Your right to Appeal/Make a Representation

If you believe that the fine/charge/notice has been issued to you in error, you have the right to appeal or make a representation. If you have any documents supporting your case, please enclose them with your correspondence. Please note that we cannot guarantee the return of these documents. We therefore advise you to supply us with good copies of the original documents.

Legal Enforcement

On receipt of the relevant judgment from the local court where the contravention occurred, the relevant authority may seek to enforce that judgment in the contravener's domiciled country. Amongst the acts forming the legal basis for this procedure is the Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001, which states that a judgment given in any signatory's state and enforceable in that state shall be enforced in any other signatory's state when, on application by any interested party, it has been declared enforceable there. Thus, an Order granted by the Parking Enforcement Centre or similar authority in other jurisdictions is a valid judgment under the terms of the Council Regulation. In the UK, the relevant authority may enforce any judgment obtained in a foreign jurisdiction under the Foreign Judgment (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933. This legislation has been incorporated into the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgment Act 1982 and this act will be applied through the courts under RSC Order 71. Furthermore, treaties such as the European Convention on the Punishment of Road Traffic Offences 1964, the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters 1959 and the Council Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties, may be applicable.

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