If you don't pay your infringement fine and do not do anything about your Penalty Reminder Notice and Notice of Final Demand, the Magistrates' Court of Victoria may issue an Enforcement Warrant against you and a fee of $62.60* will be added to your fine.
This means your fine amount is now $233.60 more than when it was first issued to you because of the extra fees added when the Penalty Reminder Notice, Notice of Final Demand and Enforcement Warrant were issued.
An Enforcement Warrant can be issued against an individual or a company. Once an Enforcement Warrant is issued, a sheriff's officer has the power to seize your property, wheel clamp, detain or sell your vehicle or remove your number plates.
Learn more about what happens when the Sheriff contacts you on the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.
Once an Enforcement Warrant has been issued, you can:
Enforcement Warrants are issued by a registrar of the Magistrates’ Court and sent to the Sheriff of Victoria electronically. The Court can issue warrants electronically under section 115(3) of the Fines Reform Act 2014.
Electronically issued warrants mean sheriff’s officers can access information to make it easier to engage with you and reflect modern processes of Fines Victoria and the Court.
When a warrant is executed, sheriff’s officers will provide you with:
If you do not pay the full amount (including the added costs), apply to pay in instalments, apply for more time to pay or deal with your fines in another way, you will be personally served with a 7 Day Notice. Sheriff’s officers can also take other enforcement action can be taken against you such as wheel clamping your vehicle or seizing your property.
If you'd like to discuss your options, contact Fines Victoria.
* Fine amounts and fees correct as of 1 July 2023. Amounts are adjusted in July each year.
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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.
If you cannot afford to pay your fine in full, you can ask to pay in regular instalments. If eligible, you can pay your fines in monthly or fortnightly payments. Your payments can also be automatically deducted from your Centrelink payment.
You can also ask for more time to pay.