Parking fines (or infringement notices) are issued to the owner of a vehicle which is in violation of a parking rule.
Our parking officers enforce the parking restrictions. They encourage voluntary compliance by motorists, which means whenever a driver is with their vehicle they are given an opportunity to move their vehicle before a parking fine is issued. If you fail to comply with a request made by a parking officer, you may receive a parking fine.
If somebody else was using your vehicle, you will need to provide a statutory declaration detailing the name, address and date of birth of the driver so that the fine may be directed to the offender.
If you don’t do this, you are liable for the infringement notice.
When do you have to pay?
Parking meter, voucher and by-law fines
You must pay within 14 days of the date of the notice if it comes under the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, or Hobart City Council Car Parks and Parking By-Law 2008. The front of the notice will tell you what type of fine it is.
See more about parking meter and by-laws infringements and penalties by visiting Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, or Car Parks and Parking By-Law (By-Law 2 of 2008).
Road Rules fines
Road Rules infringements must be paid within 28 days of the date of the notice. After the 28 days, recovery proceedings will commence and the amount payable will increase in respect of all outstanding offences. If the fine remains unpaid, it will then be referred to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service.
See more about the road rules and penalties in the Road rules infringements, by visiting Road Rules 2009 or Traffic (Compliance and Enforcement) Regulations 2011.
- online payments for Visa and MasterCard
- phone 1300 886 745 for Visa and MasterCard payments. This service is available 24 hours, 7 days per week
- in person at the Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart,
- in person at any post office in Tasmania before the due date
- by cheque or money order sent to the City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart
If you can't pay in full or don't think you should have
received the fine
Within 28 days of the date of issue of the fine, you must do one of the following:
You can apply in writing to the City of Hobart either by:
- Sending a letter to GPO Box 503, Hobart Tasmania 7001
- Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- In person at the Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street Hobart
What happens if you do not pay by the due date?
If you do not request your fine be withdrawn or lodge a notice of election for a court hearing within 28 days you will be deemed convicted. Your fine will be enforced under the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 which means you will have to pay more money, could have your driver licence or vehicle registration suspended and your name and address could be published, which may affect your credit rating.
For more information about the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005, please refer to http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/fines/infringementnotices