Dealing with someone else's fines

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Find out how you can pay someone else’s fine. Also find out what to do if your vehicle or other property is seized by the court to pay someone else’s fines.

If you are getting fines mail for someone who does not live at your address, please contact us

You can pay someone else’s fine

You can pay someone else’s fine if you pay in full. To set up a payment plan or ask for more time, the person who owes the fine:

  • must agree first or
  • must be younger than 16.

Contact us to arrange to pay someone else’s fine 

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If the court has sent you a warning that your car could be seized

In some cases, the court can seize your vehicle for someone else's unpaid fines.

If the court has sent you a letter warning that your vehicle could be seized, and there is a reason the warning should not apply to your vehicle, you can apply to cancel the warning. Fill out the Application for cancellation of warning form and post it to us.

Application for cancellation of warning by vehicle owner [PDF, 205 KB]

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If the court seized your vehicle or other property to pay someone else’s fines

If your property has been seized by the court to pay someone else’s fine, you can make a claim to it. Fill out the Claim to Seized Property form and post it to us.

Claim to seized property [PDF, 142 KB]

If your vehicle has been seized after you were sent a warning letter, and you feel that there are reasons you should get it back, you can apply to challenge the vehicle seizure. Fill out the Challenge to vehicle seizure form and post it to us.

Challenge to vehicle seizure [PDF, 273 KB]

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Mail sent to the wrong address

If you are receiving mail from us for someone who doesn’t live at your address, you should contact us so we can update our records.

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We send new fine notices to the address the issuing authority has given us. You might receive mail by mistake if

  • the person didn’t update their address on the motor vehicle register when they moved
  • the person gave your address when they were fined.

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