If you don't pay your fine and you ignore all reminders, the Magistrates' Court may issue an Enforcement Warrant against you and a fee of $59.20* will be added to your fine.
Once an Enforcement Warrant is issued, if necessary a sheriff's officer has the power to search for and seize property or your vehicle to sell, wheel clamp or detain your vehicle, or arrest you so that you are brought before a magistrate.
Learn more about what happens when the Sheriff contacts you on the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.
To avoid further enforcement action against you once an Enforcement Warrant has been issued, you can:
If you do not pay the full amount (including the added costs), apply for a payment arrangement or apply for more time to pay, you will be personally served with a 7 Day Notice.
For more information on court fines, see Court fine FAQs.
If you'd like to find out more or discuss your options, contact Fines Victoria.
*This amount is adjusted each July.
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The Sheriff is an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria responsible for actioning warrants and orders issued by all Victorian courts.
A sheriff's officer can:
See What happens when the sheriff contacts you on the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.