Request for Review of an Infringement Notice
If you have been issued with an infringement notice and believe that you have a legal defence, an exemption from the law, or there is an error on the infringement notice or there are exceptional circumstances, you may request to have the infringement notice reviewed.
Note: Infringement notices are only withdrawn in extraordinary circumstances. Council reserve the right to refuse to withdraw an infringement notice at its discretion. Ignorance of the law and financial difficulties are not considered valid reasons for the withdrawal of an infringement notice.
The request for review must be submitted by the person issued with the infringement notice. For vehicle related offences, in most cases this will be the owner of the vehicle unless a user declaration has been supplied and another responsible person has been nominated.
Your request will be reviewed by a delegated officer of Council. You must lodge your request for review in writing within 28 days from the date the notice was issued.
Providing evidence or additional information for your review
To help Council decide your case, it is important you provide sufficient supporting evidence when you lodge your request for review.
Depending on the type of infringement notice issued, you should try to include (where applicable):
- The grounds of any legal defence, exemption from the law, exceptional circumstances or error on the infringement notice
- Photographs or diagrams showing the exact location of the incident
- Vehicle repair invoice+B5, spare parts or towing receipt
- A copy of a valid parking permit or disability parking permit a copy of a parking ticket or receipt
- Statutory declaration from a witness. The form can be obtained from www.courts.qld.gov.au
written advice or crime report from the Queensland Police Service
- The infringement notice or a photocopy. If you don't have this, provide the:
- infringement number/s
- vehicle registration number
- Name and current address of company or owner, if different to your own. You'll need to provide a statutory declaration to indicate you weren't the driver
- Date and time of the incident.
After the review is finalised Council will send you a letter to let you know if the fine stands or if it has been withdrawn. This will be Council's final decision on the matter.
If your fine stands after the review, your options will be:
- Pay the infringement notice in full to resolve the matter.
- Apply to make payments by instalment (for an infringement notice penalty of $200 or more)
- Elect to have your case heard in the Magistrates Court (v+B7iew the back of the infringement notice for details)