Parking infringements, penalties for overdue payments, payments options, disputing a parking infringement notice and parking forms.
Who is responsible for paying a parking infringement?
The owner of the vehicle is responsible for the infringement notice. If you were not driving the vehicle at the time, you must provide a Statutory Declaration including the full name and address of the driver to the City of Unley.
If the vehicle has been sold prior to the offence date, you should forward a copy of the disposal notice or a Statutory Declaration with the new owner's full name and address.
Penalties for overdue payment
Payment of the infringement notice is required by the due date specified.
Failure to pay by the due date will result in a reminder notice being forwarded to the registered owner of the vehicle which will include:
- a late fee of $48.00
- a Motor Vehicle Search Fee of $7.00
- a new due date giving the vehicle owner an additional 14 days to pay
If payment is still not made by the end of the reminder notice(s), the infringement notice will be forwarded to the Magistrates Court for enforcement.
Parking fines do not result in demerit points against your driver's licence. However, if the matter proceeds to Court there may be other consequences if not paid including the suspension of your driver's licence, or seizure of goods to be sold to satisfy the amount owing. Fine enforcement is administered by the Courts Administration Authority.
On-line with your credit card, Mastercard, Visa accepted.
By telephone - Please call the City of Unley Council office between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Please have the infringement notice available at the time of the call.
In person - Please present your infringement notice to the City of Unley Council office at 181 Unley Road, Unley between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
By mail - Cheques or Money Orders should be made payable to the City of Unley and forwarded with the infringement notice details to PO Box 1, Unley SA 5061.
Receipts will only be issued if clearly requested.
Payment by instalments
If you cannot afford to pay your infringement notice in full by the due date, please contact the Fines Payment Unit within the Magistrates Court on 1800 659 538 to make an application.
To dispute a parking infringement notice
- If you were not driving at the time of the offence complete the statutory declaration on the ticket, stating the name and address of the driver, or if you had by the time of the offence transferred ownership of the vehicle, give full details of theowner and post to: City of Unley, PO Box 1, Unley, 5061 or fax: (08) 8271 4886.
- Dispute the offence informally by writing to Council using the Submission for Review of Expiation Notice Form. Upon receipt of your appeal, the expiation notice will be put 'on hold' pending a review. You will be advised of the outcome by Council in writing once a decision has been made by the reviewing officer. Please be aware that council cannot consider an appeal once the matter has been transferred to the Courts, which occurs once the due date on the reminder notice has expired. Any enquiries after this stage will need to be referred to the Courts by phoning 8204 2444or 1800 659 538.
- Dispute the allegation that you committed the offence and elect to be prosecuted. If you elect to be prosecuted for the offence, you may get a summons. The summons will set out when and where to attend Court. Complete the appropriate section on the infringement notice and post or deliver it to the City of Unley.
- If you think the offence(s) was trifling - apply to the City of Unley for a review of the infringement notice (for meaning of trifling - see Section 4(2) Expiation of Offences Act 1996).