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    lesley
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        • BIC Old Hand
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        I’m bemused as usual but I have just received a parking fine for a car that I sold 2 – 3 years ago and legally transferred it. The parking violation was July 2006.
        Has anyone experienced this little gem and if so, how was it sorted? My first thought is to take the document to the KEP office.
        Comments would be appreciated

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        sokin
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            • Practcally Cretan
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            i can think of a few possibilities.
            1. they have not checked out well the car papers, or they have not updated their papers so they think the car is still in your name
            2. its been on the news about people getting tickets from other areas of Greece for their cars while here, and they dont even travel or been there ever. its a case of town/goverment wanting more money.

            ask the new owner to send you a photo copy of the licence where it indicates who is the owner.
            take that paper and go to the police and explain them what is happening. if they help you, you are luck.
            if you dont pay the fine and nothing has been done for that case they will take you to court where you will have to prove that the change of ownership took place before the day of the fine

            #17388
            lesley
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                • BIC Old Hand
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                Thanks for the reply Sokin.
                I do know the new owner who is prepared to pay the fine sometime. But it is in my name.
                I have no faith in the local police. A friend in a similar situation was told to just pay the fine by the police.
                Monday, first thing will be a visit to the KEP office.

                #17568
                lesley
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                    • BIC Old Hand
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                    Just to give an update. I went to the KEP office today. First instruction was to just ignore the parking ticket, in fact throw it away. Then when I explained I didn’t own the car at the time of the offence, I was put in touch with the relevant office who have said they will cancel it. When I offered the details of the guy who did park in a naughty place (with his consent) in the KEP office, I was told "No, they always try to collect money before the end of the year, let them find out who the owner was".
                    I love it.

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