Queenstown Lakes District Council
Address: [specify address]
Notice issued by: [full name], Harbourmaster
Maritime document No (if applicable):
Alleged infringement offence(s) details
For each offence, specify the following:
Time for payment of infringement fee(s)
The infringement fee is/fees are* payable within 28 days after [date this notice is delivered personally, or served by post].
To whom payable
The infringement fee is/fees are* payable to the enforcement authority at [specify address of enforcement authority].
Method of payment
The infringement fee is/fees are* payable to the enforcement authority either online or by cheque.
To pay online, go to [specify relevant Internet site]. Online payments must refer to the infringement notice number at the top of this notice and must made to [specify account no.].
Cheques must be made out to the Queenstown Lakes District Council, crossed and marked “Not Transferable”, marked with the infringement notice number at the top of this notice, and sent to the address shown on the front page.
Statement of rights
If there is anything in this statement you do not understand, you should consult a lawyer immediately.
This notice sets out 1 or more alleged infringement offences. Each offence that is identified by a number is a separate infringement offence. You may decide what to do in respect of each alleged offence individually, and may act in the same way in respect of all alleged offences or in different ways in respect of different alleged offences, as set out below.
Note: If, under section 21(3A) or (3C)(a) of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957, you enter or have entered into a time-to-pay arrangement with an informant in respect of an infringement fee payable by you, paragraphs 4(b) and (c), 5, and 6 do not apply and you are not entitled either to request a hearing to deny liability or to ask the court to consider any submissions (as to penalty or otherwise) in respect of the infringement offence.
If you pay the infringement fee for an alleged offence within 28 days after the service of this notice on you, no further enforcement action will be taken for that offence. Payments may be made as indicated on the front page of this notice.
You have a complete defence against proceedings for an alleged offence if the infringement fee for that offence has been paid to the enforcement authority in accordance with this notice within 28 days after the service of this notice on you. Late payment or payment made to any other address will not constitute a defence.
You may notify the enforcement authority in writing if you wish to—
raise any matter relating to the circumstances of an alleged offence for consideration by the enforcement authority; or
deny liability for the offence and request a court hearing (refer to paragraph 5); or
admit liability for the offence, but wish to have a court consider written submissions as to penalty or otherwise (refer to paragraph 6).
The notification must be signed by you and given to the enforcement authority within 28 days after the service of this notice on you.
If you deny liability for the offence and request a hearing, the enforcement authority will, unless it decides not to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence, serve you with a notice of hearing setting out the place and time at which the matter will be heard by the court.
If you admit liability for the offence, but wish the court to consider your submissions as to penalty or otherwise, you must, in your letter to the enforcement authority,—
set out the written submissions you wish the court to consider.
The enforcement authority will then file your letter with the court (unless it decides not to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence). If the letter is filed with the court, you will not be entitled to make oral submissions to the court.
Non-payment of fee
If you do not pay the infringement fee or request a hearing within 28 days after being served with this notice, a reminder notice will be sent to you (unless the enforcement authority decides otherwise).
Queries and correspondence
When writing or making payment of an infringement fee, please indicate—
the date of the infringement offence; and
the infringement notice number; and
the identifying number of each alleged offence and the course of action you are taking in respect of each alleged offence (if this notice sets out more than 1 offence and you are not paying all the infringement fees for the alleged offences); and
your full address for replies (if you are not paying all the infringement fees for the alleged offences).
If it is not clear which alleged offence any payment relates to, your payment may be treated as relating to the alleged offences in the order in which they are set out on the front of this notice.
Note: All queries and correspondence regarding the infringement offence(s) must be directed to the enforcement authority at the address shown on the front page.