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Janine Marsh

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· May 28th, 2024
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Have you received a Parking Eye court letter and are unsure what to do next? You’re in the right place. Over 130,000 people visit our site each month to find answers to questions about parking fines and tickets.

This guide will provide you with simple information on:

  •  Who Parking Eye Limited are.
  •  If you must pay Parking Eye fines.
  •  How to deal with a Parking Eye court summons.
  •  How to contact Parking Eye.
  •  What happens if you don’t pay Parking Eye.

The DVLA report that over 11 million parking tickets were issued last year, which is up by 29% year on year!1 We understand it can be stressful to get a private parking fine and worrying about possible court action. But; you’re not alone. We’ve got lots of useful tips and examples to guide you through this process. 

Most Ticket Appeals Succeed

In some circumstances, you might have a legitimate reason not to pay your Parking Eye fine.

It’s a bit sneaky, but the last time I needed legal advice, I paid £5 for a trial to chat with an online solicitor called JustAnswer.

Not only did I save £50 on solicitor feeds, I also won my case and didn’t have to pay my £271 fine.

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*According to Martin Lewis, 56% of people who try to appeal their ticket are successful and get the charge overturned, so it’s well worth a try.

Have you received a court summons?

A Parking Eye court summons is exactly how it sounds. It’s a summons to attend a court hearing where Parking Eye will ask the judge to make you pay. 

You can either defend yourself (with or without legal services) or you might not defend yourself and Parking Eye will win an automatic judgment for you to pay, namely a County Court Judgment. 

You may still have the option to avoid court action by contacting Parking Eye and paying the fine. Allowing the matter to escalate to court and losing the case will result in further expenses. 

You can also go up against Parking Eye in court by stating reasons why you think you shouldn’t have to pay. For example, you might state that the car park signage didn’t conform to legal standards. You might need a solicitor that specialises in private parking cases to help you win your case – if at all possible. 

Do ParkingEye take people to court?

Parking Eye may or may not take you to court. Sometimes they threaten court action as a tactic to scare people and make them pay the invoice. But they could also really mean it and you could be taken to court. 

Some people take the risk and ignore Parking Eye after reading success stories online. Others don’t want to take the risk of court action and pay it off. 

Successful Appeal Case Study


Initial Fine £100
Additional Fees £171
Total Fine £271

The Appeal Process

Scott used JustAnswer, online legal service to enhance his appeal. The trial of this cost him just £5.

Total Fine £271
Cost of legal advice £5

JustAnswer helped Scott craft the best appeal possible and he was able to win his case.

Scott’s fine was cancelled and he only paid £5 for the legal help.

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Parking Eye court summons

When Parking Eye weren’t bluffing, you’ll receive a court summons. Just like this person’s family member did:

“Around a year ago, a few people I knew got parking tickets from Parking Eye and ignored them, and never heard back. But a few months ago, a family member received one, ignored it like others have and then got sent a Northamptonshire Court Summons letter from Parking Eye. The ticket was from over staying in a car park in Cambridge.”

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What happens after court action?

If you defend yourself in court, you will either win or lose the case.

If you win the case a judge will tell you that you don’t have to pay the Parking Charge Notice. And if you lose the case you’ll be ordered to pay Parking Eye. 

If you’re told to pay PArking Eye but don’t, they could then ask the courts to use debt enforcement action. Once approved, they could use various methods to enforce payment, including the use of bailiffs. 

There are Parking Eye court cases that have escalated to the use of bailiffs. But hopefully, you can resolve the matter before it gets to this, as bailiff fees are expensive for you.

Getting the support of a Solicitor can take a huge weight off your mind.

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Can they remove a CCJ?

Only a court can set aside a County Court Judgment (CCJ) but it can be encouraged if the claimant agrees that the CCJ should be set aside. 

The best way to get a CCJ set aside is to pay off the debt in full to Parking Eye. They will be more willing to consent to the CCJ being set aside once they have their money. 

Parking Eye Contact Details

Address: 40 Eaton Avenue, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 7NA
Website: https://www.parkingeye.co.uk/

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If you’re thinking about appealing your Parking Eye ticket then getting some professional advice is a good idea.

Getting the support of a Solicitor can make your appeal much more likely to win.

For a £5 trial, Solicitors from JustAnswer can look at your case and help you create an airtight appeal.

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  1. RAC Foundation – Parking Tickets Statistics
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Scott Nelson MoneyNerd
Scott Nelson is a renowned debt expert who supports people in debt with debt management and debt solution resources.
Janine Marsh MoneyNerd
Appeals Expert
Janine is a financial expert who supports individuals with debt management, cost-saving resources, and navigating parking tickets.