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Infringement notices can be issued for a breach of a Council local law or state law.
Infringements are due 28 days from the date on the notice. The infringement and any other additional charges must be paid by the due date. If the infringement is not paid in full by the due date, Council will refer the infringement to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER). This will result in further charges and may result in the suspension of the offender's driver's licence and other recovery action. Once Council has referred the infringement to SPER, all enquires should be directed to SPER.
Located on the top left of the infringement notice.
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The infringement will be finalised and no further prosecution or enforcement action will be taken.
Applications to pay by instalments can be made for infringements over $200 and must be made within 28 days from the date on the notice.
Complete the back of the infringement notice and return it in person or by mail with your first instalment of $60.
The State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) will send you an instalment plan.
If you make all the monthly payments, the infringement notice will be finalised and no further prosecution or enforcement action will be taken against you.
Complete the details on the back of the infringement notice and return to the Chief Executive Officer, Moreton Bay Regional Council, PO Box 159 Caboolture QLD 4510.
If Council receives your court election within 28 days from the date on the notice, a prosecution against you may be commenced in a Magistrates Court.
You are responsible for obtaining your own legal advice before the Court hearing. If found guilty of the offence you may be required to pay costs. If you do not appear on the date set for the hearing, the offence may be heard in your absence.
All vehicle related infringement notices are issued to the owner of the offending vehicle who is taken to have committed the offence. However the owner's liability may be removed by providing a Statutory Declaration identifying the actual offender within 28 days from the date on the notice.
The statutory declaration(PDF, 43KB) should state that the vehicle:
If you have been issued an infringement and believe there may be cause for it to be withdrawn, you may request Moreton Bay Regional Council to review the fine.
Requests for review may be lodged with council:
An infringement may be withdrawn in the following circumstances:
It is important that you provide sufficient supporting evidence when you lodge your request for a review to have an infringement withdrawn. This helps council to make an informed decision.
All supporting evidence must be attached to support the reason for requesting an infringement to be withdrawn:
The dollar value displayed on the infringement notice is governed by the penalty unit value. Queensland's Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015 defines the dollar value of a penalty unit. This is subject to a yearly review by the Queensland State Treasurer.
The penalty unit value in Queensland from 1 July 2019 is $133.45.
It is important to note that when the penalty value is applied to offences enforced through the issuing of a Prescribed Infringement Notice (PIN), the amount of the PIN is rounded down to the nearest whole dollar. For example: