If you have been served with a 7 Day Notice for a fine issued by a court, this is your final warning. A 7 Day Notice is only issued to an individual and cannot be issued to a company.
During the 7 day period, the Sheriff may seize your property, wheel clamp your vehicle, detain your vehicle or remove your vehicle’s number plates.
During the 7 Day Notice period, you can:
Once the 7 Day Notice period expires, your only option is to pay your outstanding fine(s) subject to the 7 Day Notice in full.
If you don't do anything about your 7 Day Notice, sheriff's officers will take action to finalise the warrant, for example by seizing and selling your personal property or arresting you so that you are brought before a magistrate or judge.
Fines Victoria may also direct VicRoads to suspend your licence or registration. You will be notified in writing if this happens. It is an offence to drive with a suspended licence or an unregistered vehicle.
If you'd like to discuss your options, contact Fines Victoria.
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The Sheriff of Victoria is an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria responsible for actioning warrants issued by Victorian courts for civil and criminal matters.
If a fine remains unpaid, the Sheriff must enforce the warrant issued against you. Sheriff's officers have authority under the legislation to action warrants.
A sheriff's officer can:
See what happens when the sheriff contacts you on the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.