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Fixed Charge Notices

Information about Fixed Charge Notices

Alleged Offence

This section of the notice explains the nature or type of offence the Fixed Charge Notice has been issued for. It contains the date, time, and location of the alleged offence, and the registration number of the vehicle involved. If the notice relates to an alleged speeding offence, this section also includes the speed recorded and the speed limit. The time periods permitted start from the date of the Fixed Charge Notice and not the date of the offence.

Payment Periods

Under current legislation, payment periods are as follows:

• There is a 28 day period in which to pay the fixed charge amount from the date of issue of the notice.

• If the initial 28 day period elapses and the fixed charge amount is not paid, there is a second 28 day period where the fixed charge amount increases by 50%, e.g. if the initial fixed charge amount is €80, the increased fixed charge amount will be €120.

• Day 28 and Day 56 are listed on the top right hand corner of the notice.

• If payment is not made within the 56 day period, court proceedings will be initiated by way of summons application. Legislation does not provide for payment of a fixed charge notice after 56 days.

Payments

The full Fixed Charge Notice must accompany any payment. It is a legal requirement that the Declaration Section on a Fixed Charge Notice for a penalty point offence (see footer on back of notice) be fully completed and signed in order for the payment to be processed.

Paying at a Post Office

You can pay by Cheque, Postal Order, Bank Draft, Cash or Debit card at any Post Office. Debit cards issued by banks outside of Ireland are not accepted.  When paying by post It is advised that you have your driving licence with you when paying. When paying at a Post Office, Cheques, Postal Orders, and Bank Drafts should be made payable to "An Post".

Paying by Post

Postal payments must be addressed to An Garda Síochána, P.O. Box 55, Kilrush, Co Clare. A pre-addressed envelope is enclosed with the Fixed Charge Notice. Payment may be made by Cheque, Postal Order, Bank Draft, Cash, Credit Card or Debit Card. Debit cards issued by banks outside of Ireland are not accepted.  When paying by post. Cheques, Postal Orders, and Bank Drafts should be made payable to Member in Charge. Please pay postage in full to ensure arrival.

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