Non-Payment of Parking Infringements
Where a parking infringement notice is issued to a person and no action is taken within the 28 day period provided for payment, a reminder notice is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. The registered owner of the vehicle is determined by conducting a registered owner search with the Queensland Motor Vehicle Register (QMVR).
When a reminder notice is issued, Council allows another 28 days to make full payment. A registered owner's search fee is charged to the owner in addition to the original infringement notice fine.
If no payment is received by the due date then Council will forward the matter to State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for recovery and further costs may be incurred.
If a person has received a number of parking infringements, the infringements may be referred to Council’s solicitor for recovery and further costs may be incurred. Generally the solicitor will send the registered owner of the vehicle a letter giving further time for the infringements to be paid. If the infringements are not paid the unpaid fine will be referred to the Magistrates Court.
The Magistrates Court may increase the infringement amount and will refer the fines to State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for recovery and further costs may be incurred.
If you do not pay your infringement, SPER can:
- Suspend your driver's licence
- Refer you debts to an authorised debt collection agent
- Direct your bank to deduct funds from your bank account
- Immobilise your vehicle
- Seize and sell your property
- Issue a warrant for you arrest and imprisonment
For more information visit State Penalties Enforcement Registry or phone 1300 365 635.