You may be entitled to apply for the infringement notice to be removed from the Court and re-issued by Council, which will let you make payment without extra costs or send us an explanation for us to consider.
Applications are only considered for limited reasons, which are outlined in the Summary Proceeding Act 1957, Section 78B.
Some of these reasons are:
- the reminder notice was sent to the wrong address. (You will need to include proof that you have updated the Motor Vehicle Register)
- NZ Post has confirmed a mail delivery problem
- the ownership of the vehicle was changed before the infringement occurred (you will need to include proof that you have updated the Motor Vehicle Register)
- a customer requested an infringement review but did not receive a response (must have made an attempt to follow up before the final payment date had passed).
You will need to contact the Ministry of Justice to request a Form 57.