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 14 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 may take any of the following actions:
- Suspend your driver's licence, or your ability to obtain a driver's licence,
- Give a Fine Collection Notice to your bank ordering the transfer of money from your account,
- Give a Fine Collection Notice to your employer ordering the deduction of money from wages,
- Give an Enforcement Warrant to an Enforcement Officer to seize and sell your property,
- Give an Arrest and Imprisonment Warrant to a Police Officer.
For more information visit State Penalties Enforcement Registry or phone 1300 365 635.