Litter Infringement Notice
Infringement Notice No:
This notice is issued under section 14 of the Litter Act 1979—
to a person (you), details of whom are set out below; and
in respect of an alleged infringement offence, details of which are set out below (the offence).
Details of person to whom notice issued
|Full name:||Date of birth:|
|Telephone No(s):|| |
|Vehicle Registration No:|| |
Details of alleged infringement offence
The informant alleges that you committed an infringement offence:
|On: [date]||At: [time]|
|At: [place]|| |
|In that you: [specify details of offence].|
The offence is one against section 15(1)(a)* or section 15(1)(b)* of the Litter Act 1979.
|* Delete whichever is inapplicable.|
The amount of the infringement fee for the offence is $ [specify amount].
The fee is payable on or before [specify day 28 days after date on which notice delivered personally or sent by post].
The fee may be paid to [specify enforcement authority] at: [specify enforcement authority’s address].
Cheques must be made out to [specify] and crossed not negotiable.
Name of officer who issued notice: [specify]
Officer No: [if applicable]
Queries or other correspondence related to the offence must be directed to [specify enforcement authority] at the address specified above.
Please include in all written correspondence the date of the alleged infringement offence, the infringement notice number, and your name and address for replies.
Please read summary below—if you do not understand it, you should consult a lawyer immediately.
Summary of rights
Payment of infringement fee by due date or by installments
2 If it has the necessary systems, the enforcement authority may, but is not required to, enter into a time-to-pay arrangement allowing you to pay the infringement fee to it by installments.
Note: If you pay the infringement fee, or enter into a time-to-pay arrangement with the enforcement authority allowing you to pay the infringement fee to it by instalments, there is no provision—
• for you to give written notice requesting a hearing and, in that notice, to deny liability, in respect of the alleged offence; or
Other options on or before due date
Seeking further information or raising any matter
3 If you wish to seek further information, or raise any matter, relating to the circumstances of the alleged offence, you should do so by writing to the enforcement authority, at the address specified above, on or before the due date.
Denying liability and requesting hearing
4 If you wish to deny liability in respect of the alleged offence, you should write to the enforcement authority, at the address specified above, on or before the due date, requesting a hearing in respect of the offence. The enforcement authority will then, if it decides to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence, serve you with a notice of hearing setting out the place, date, and time at which the matter will be heard by the court.
Note: If the court finds you guilty of the offence, costs will be imposed in addition to any penalty.
Admitting liability but making written submissions on penalty, etc
5 If you admit liability in respect of the alleged offence and wish to have the court consider submissions as to penalty or otherwise, you should write to the enforcement authority, at the address specified above, on or before the due date, requesting a hearing in respect of the offence, and in the same letter—
That authority will then, if it decides to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence, file your letter in the court.
Note: If you follow this course of action, there is no provision for the court to hear oral submissions by you or on your behalf.
Note: Court costs will be imposed in addition to any penalty.
If fee not paid and hearing not requested on or before due date
Reminder notice may be served if you fail to respond to this notice
Proceedings may follow if you fail to respond to reminder notice
7 If you do not pay the infringement fee and do not request a hearing before the expiration of 28 days after the date of service of the reminder notice, you will, unless the enforcement authority decides not to commence court proceedings against you, become liable to pay court costs in addition to the infringement fee.
Defence to proceedings: timely payment of infringement fee
8 You will have a complete defence against proceedings relating to the alleged offence if the infringement fee is paid to the enforcement authority, at the address specified above, before or within 28 days after a reminder notice in respect of the alleged offence is served on you. Late payment or payment made to any other address will not constitute a defence to proceedings in respect of the alleged offence.