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Got home today to find a yellow slip Abholungseinladung in the post. On it the box is ticked for a Gerichtsurkunde. Any ideas what this could be? I've not had any run ins with the law recently, no outstanding bills, I don't think I've been flashed and if I had been, wouldn't I have received a letter from the police first?

Only thing that it could be is that I got a parking ticket ages ago and forgot to pay it. Got an Übertretungsanzeige from the police that I didn't respond to, however I paid the bill when that came in. However that wasn't sent by recorded delivery so I doubt that could be it.

Anyone had any experience with this?
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Did you park recently on a private parking place with a non parking sign?
Then the owner may have, as it is right, requested an court order. There was no need to inform you in any way before that. You are now given time to state your side and then the judge will decide.

That is one possible option.
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Pick it up and see what it is..
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Got home today to find a yellow slip Abholungseinladung in the post. On it the box is ticked for a Gerichtsurkunde. Any ideas what this could be?
Last time I received one of these it was because a relative had died and I inherited some land and money.
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Did you park recently on a private parking place with a non parking sign?
Then the owner may have, as it is right, requested an court order. There was no need to inform you in any way before that. You are now given time to state your side and then the judge will decide.

That is one possible option.
Not that I can remember, but I have done this before and the letter that I received back then was just a normal one asking for my version of events. Then a few weeks after I replied a fine turned up.

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Pick it up and see what it is..
Well d'uh.

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Last time I received one of these it was because a relative had died and I inherited some land and money.
Would be nice, but I can't see that happening!
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Re: Gerichtsurkunde / Court Summons

Perhaps it is that parking ticket after all. Apparently the police can send the fine directly to court without sending a Mahnung first.

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/11684495
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Re: Gerichtsurkunde / Court Summons

When I had a speeding ticket I didn't pay I got one of those. Speeding ticket was 40chf and the court fee was 80+40chf.

I got a cheque for 40chf back a few months later because I had paid the speeding ticket before I got the court summons
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When I had a speeding ticket I didn't pay I got one of those. Speeding ticket was 40chf and the court fee was 80+40chf.

I got a cheque for 40chf back a few months later because I had paid the speeding ticket before I got the court summons
Basically it was the same, but for a parking ticket.

The odd thing is, had I not paid the fine already, there is no proof that I received the parking ticket (could have blown off windscreen) or that I received the subsequent letter as it wasn't sent by recorded delivery. I wonder if you could actually challenge the summons arguing you had no idea you'd received the fine in the first place?

For this small amount though I'll just pay it and wait for my cashback in few months time.
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Would be nice, but I can't see that happening!
I guess you and your family are not really close
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I guess you and your family are not really close
Or not Swiss. Or dead.
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