Parking Charges and Fines
If a parking fine on a public road is incurred and not paid where the police are responsible this will be recovered in the magistrates court and is therefore a priority debt.
If the local authority is responsible for a parking fine incurred on a public road is this is not paid, then the local authority can register the fine at the Traffic Enforcement Centre in Northampton and collect the amount due as if it were a County Court Judgment. This is therefore a non priority debt.
If a parking fine is incurred on private property, either by parking with no permission or staying too long, this can be recovered via the County Court. Parking companies are no longer allowed to clamp cars in this situation.
For more information see the Advice Guide's useful Parking Fact sheet on parking fines that distinguishes between those imposed by the police, the local authority and those on private property.