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Euro Car Parks Appeal – Should You Pay or Challenge?

Janine Marsh Thrifty Family
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Janine Marsh

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Janine is a financial expert who supports individuals with debt management, cost-saving resources, and navigating parking tickets.

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· Feb 29th, 2024
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Euro Car Parks

Did you receive a parking ticket from Euro Car Parks? This could be a bit worrying, but you’re not alone. Every month, over 32,000 people visit here, looking for advice on parking tickets and fines.

In this article, we will:

  • Explain why Euro Car Parks might give a parking ticket.
  • Guide you on avoiding Euro Car Parks parking tickets.
  • Help you understand if you can challenge the ticket.
  • Discuss what happens if Euro Car Parks rejects an appeal.
  • Inform you about the cost of a Euro Car Parks fine.

Our team has offered guidance to many people in similar situations, so we know how confusing and scary it can be to get a parking ticket, We’ll give you clear information and guidance, so you can make a good decision about your ticket.

Let’s dive in and work out the best way to handle your Euro Car Parks ticket.

Do You Have to Pay?

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

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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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Why would Euro Car Parks give you a parking fine?

Euro Car Parks would give you a parking fine for not obeying their ‘rules’. So, how do you know what their rules are?

All private car park management companies must erect signposts at entrances. Not inside a car park, but at entrances, so motorists can read them before entering a site.

When the signage is unclear (or missing), you could argue that you weren’t aware of the operator’s rules! The same is true if the signage is inside a car park leaving you no option but to enter before you know the T&Cs.

I’ve listed some of the more common reasons why you’d get a Euro Car Parks fine here:

  • You didn’t pay to park on a site the operator manages for a private landowner
  • You parked badly. For example, using up two bays
  • You left your car in a bay that’s reserved for a disabled driver, or a family with children
  • You overstayed the time you paid for

You could get the parking charge notice in the post, or you may find it stuck to your windscreen! The registered keeper is sent the parking charge when a parking infringement is caught on camera. 

Should I pay Euro Car Parks fine?

You should only pay a Euro Car Parks fine when you’re satisfied with the following:

  • You deserve the parking charge notice
  • The fine was served correctly
  • You were allowed a grace period of ten minutes before the fine was issued

I suggest paying the fine within two weeks. Like this you get to pay 40% less than the original fine!

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How much will a Euro Car Parks fine set you back?

Till recently, there was a cap on the amount a car park operator could charge you. But the cap is on hold until 2023. As such, Euro Car Parks could charge you up to £100+ depending on the seriousness of the infraction!

There is, however, a bit of good news. When you pay a parking fine on private land early, say within two weeks, the operator reduces the amount by 40%. So, for example, a £100 becomes a £60 fine!

Operators are obliged to offer you a discount when you settle a parking charge early!

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How do I appeal a parking charge notice from Euro Car Parks?

I’ve included a table showing how to challenge a Euro Car Parks fine, and how to get in touch with the operator here:

Appeal online Yes https://appeals.eurocarparks.com/Appeals/Default.aspx
Phone No  
United Kingdom 30 Dorset Square, London NW1 6QJ
Tel 020 7563 3000
Email [email protected]
Ireland ECP House, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin
Tel 00 353 (0)1 890 8320
Email [email protected]

There’s a 5-step process to appealing a Euro Car Parks fine which I’ve explained below:

  • Verification of parking fine and your details
  • Your details
  • Why the parking charge should be cancelled
  • Supporting evidence
  • Appeal submission

The operator places everything on hold while they consider your appeal. Euro Car Parks typically take a few weeks to decide whether to accept or reject your appeal.

If your appeal is accepted, Euro Car Parks will cancel the fine. But if your appeal is rejected, you’re sent a ‘rejection letter’ explaining your options.

What happens if Euro Car Parks rejects an appeal?

You have two options when an appeal is rejected. First, you can pay the fine and that’s the end of things. Second, you could escalate the appeal to the Parking on Private Land Appeals service (POPLA).

POPLA is an independent appeals service that’s free to use. Plus, when you escalate your appeal, the operator must keep things on hold. Until POPLA decides whether to uphold your appeal or reject it!

POPLA’s decision is final and both parties must respect it. So, if the appeals service sides with you, the operator must cancel the parking charge. But if POPLA sides with Euro Car Parks, you’ll have no choice but to pay!

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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How to avoid paying Euro Car Parks parking tickets

If you want to avoid paying a Euro Car Parks parking ticket then you’ll need an airtight appeal.

The best way to perfect your appeal is getting a little advice from a Solicitor. I’d 100% recommend spending a fiver to get a trial of JustAnswer.

You can explain your situation in their chat and they’ll connect you with a Solicitor who can advise you and give you the best chance to win your appeal.

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Can I ignore a parking charge notice from Euro Car Parks?

Euro Car Parks will chase you for the payment when you ignore a parking charge notice. First, you’ll get payment reminders, followed by demands. Then the operator could send you letters threatening court action. Or they could instruct a debt collection agency to recover the amount.

In a worst-case scenario, you could end up in a small claims court but not before you receive a Letter Before Action!

It’s a gamble whether an operator will follow through with a threat of court action. In short, the threat might be a way to scare you into paying. Or it could be a real intention to take you to court!

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

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Can Euro Car Parks send bailiffs?

Euro Car Parks can only send in bailiffs if the operator wins a case in a small claims court and the parking charge remains unpaid. It happens when you ignore correspondence and official looking letters!

Is it worth making a Euro Car Parks appeal?

Yes. It’s always a good idea to appeal a Euro Car Parks fine. Particularly, when you feel the operator served the fine unfairly or incorrectly! Moreover, when you appeal a parking charge notice, the operator can’t chase you for payment.

Also, if you appeal the fine within two weeks, and the operator rejects it, you get to pay 40% less! But you must have evidence to support your appeal against a Euro Car Parks fine.

That said if the operator served the fine correctly and you deserved it, paying within 2 weeks is an option. Why? Because the operator reduces the fine by 40% which means a bad situation is less expensive!

I hope the information provided in my post helps you decide whether to pay or appeal a Euro Car Parks fine so it saves you time and money!

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Janine Marsh Thrifty Family
Janine is a financial expert who supports individuals with debt management, cost-saving resources, and navigating parking tickets.