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.
There are three types of infringement notice issued by the City of Hobart Parking and Information Officers:
The type of infringement (Highways Act, Road Rules or By-law) will be printed on the top of your notice.
The different types of infringement notices have different payment terms. To obtain the current balance of an infringement notice, please phone 03 6238 2780 or 03 6238 2781.
Options for infringement notices
Within 28 days of the date of the fine, you must do one of the following:
- pay it in full (Note: the amount payable may increase after the due date on the front of the infringement notice has passed)
- apply to the General Manager for the withdrawal of the infringement notice (find out more about requesting a review of your parking fine)
- apply in writing to the General Manager to enter into a payment arrangement (find out how to apply for a payment plan)
- lodge a notice of election for a court hearing (find out more about requests for election of a court hearing).
You can apply in writing to the General Manager either by:
- Sending a letter to GPO Box 503, Hobart Tasmania, marked for the attention of the General Manager
- Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, marked for the attention of the General Manager
Parking meter, voucher and by-law infringements
Parking meter, voucher and by-law infringements are payable within 14 days. After the 14 days, the amount payable will increase. After 28 days and before referral to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service, recovery proceedings will commence and the amount payable will increase in respect of all offences.
If the infringement remains unpaid, the matter will be referred to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service and the amount payable will increase again.
For information regarding the amount payable for parking meter infringements and by-laws infringements in City of Hobart voucher car parks please refer to the Car Parks and Parking By-Law (By-Law 2 of 2008)
Road rules infringements
Road rules infringements are payable within 28 days of the date of issue. After the 28 days and before referral to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service, recovery proceedings will commence and the amount payable will increase in respect of all offences.
For the current balance of an infringement notice, please phone 03 6238 2780 or 03 6238 2781.
See more about the road rules penalties in the Traffic (Compliance and Enforcement) Regulations 2011.
- in person at the Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, or at any post office in Tasmania
- by cheque or money order sent to the City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart
- phone payments for Visa and MasterCard to 1300 886 745, 24 hours, 7 days per week
- online payments for Visa and MasterCard
Please note that telephone and internet payments cannot be made until the day following the date of issue of the infringement.
Deemed conviction and enforcement
If after 28 days you have not either paid the infringement notice or lodged a notice of election for a court hearing, and the infringement notice has not been withdrawn, you will be taken to be convicted of the offence set out in the infringement notice, and the monetary penalty may be enforced under the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005.
After referral to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service, you will have to pay filing and recovery fees in addition to the unpaid fine.