Southland District Council
Enforcement officer: [name or number]
Address for correspondence and queries:
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Alleged infringement offence(s) details
The offence is one against *section 7(1)(a)/*section 7(1)(b) of the Southland District Council (Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy) Empowering Act 2012, which relates to evading payment of a levy imposed on visitors to Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Day of week:
Place where alleged infringement offence committed:
Act or omission that you are alleged to have committed:
Infringement fee payable
The amount of the infringement fee for the offence is $250.
Payment of infringement fee(s)
The infringement fee is payable to the Southland District Council within 28 days after [specify earliest date notice is delivered personally or posted] at the following address: [address].
The infringement fee may be paid by any of the following methods [specify payment options].
Signature of enforcement officer:
If there is anything in these notes you do not understand, you should consult a lawyer.
5 You have a right to request a hearing. If you deny liability for the alleged offence and request a hearing, the Southland District Council will serve you with a notice of hearing that sets out the place and time at which the matter will be heard by the court (unless the Council decides not to start court proceedings).
Note: If the court finds you guilty of the offence, costs will be imposed in addition to any penalty.
7 If you admit liability for the alleged offence but want the court to consider your submissions as to penalty or otherwise, you should, in your letter to the Southland District Council,—
The Southland District Council will then file your letter with the court (unless the Council decides not to start court proceedings). There is no provision for an oral hearing before the court if you follow this course of action.
Note: Costs will be imposed in addition to any penalty.
Consequences of taking no action
9 If you do not pay the infringement fee and do not request a hearing in respect of the alleged infringement offence within 28 days after the service of the reminder notice, you will become liable to pay costs in addition to the infringement fee (unless the Southland District Council decides not to commence court proceedings against you).
10 All payments, queries, and correspondence regarding this infringement notice must be directed to the Southland District Council at the address for correspondence shown in this notice. When writing or making payment of an infringement fee, please indicate—
Further details of your rights and obligations are set out in section 21 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957.