Who we are:

The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) is the association representing over 2,000 enforcement agents operating throughout England and Wales. 

It is run by our corporate members who elect the Executive Council. 

What we do:

By working with the Ministry of Justice alongside other government departments and agencies we ensure a fair deal for enforcement agents – whether an individual or a company.

Our members help shape new policies and share best practice for the benefit of the industry as a whole. For instance, CIVEA was central in developing a clear and straightforward framework for our industry as part of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement (TCE) Act 2007 and amended through the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Members also participate in our independent complaints procedure to give clients the confidence they require.

Members List

A full list of our members is available online

Our memberships:

A Corporate Member is entitled to the following benefits: 
  • A representative to attend CIVEA meetings where policy issues are discussed.
  • Use of the CIVEA logo on the company’s website and company literature.
  • Free enforcement agent bonds on request.
  • Publication of the company’s contact details on this website along with a link to their own.

Private or Student 

Private membership is open to any practising enforcement agent. Student membership is for anyone about to start enforcement agent training with one of our Corporate Members.

A Private/Student Member is entitled to the following benefits:

  • Information on current developments, sent to a personal e-mail address.
  • A free certificated enforcement agent's bond (as required under the current regulations).
  • An opportunity to voice opinions on developments and influence changes.
  • Brief personal contact details displayed on this website (not business details).

Should a Private Member be the employee of an enforcement company who has not yet joined CIVEA, to enjoy the benefits of Corporate membership the company must apply separately.

How to apply:
Corporate membership: £200 per month
Please send us: 

  • A completed Corporate membership application form
  • Any supporting documents required
  • A cheque made payable to CIVEA for the first month’s membership (future monthly payments should be paid via BACS or standing order)

Private/Student membership: £432 per year, payable on 1st May.

Please send us: 

Once your application has been received it will be considered at the next CIVEA meeting.