An alleged offender can request to have the matter dealt with by a Magistrates Court.
A court election can only be submitted by the alleged offender and must be submitted in writing.
The Election for Court Hearing Notification should be completed on the rear of the infringement notice and returned to Council within 28 days from the date of issue of the infringement notice.
Council will then arrange for a court date and will serve a summons on the recipient of the infringement notice by registered post to attend court.
If the recipient does not appear on the date set for the court hearing, the matter may be heard in their absence. If found guilty of the offence, the recipient may be fined and required to pay additional costs.