Parking Fines & Appeals
Be sure to check parking restrictions and observe time limits to avoid a parking fine.
Council staff are authorised to issue expiation notices in accordance with the requirements of relevant legislations.
Fees and payment options
Parking expiation fees including late payment fees, are set by the State Government and apply to all Councils. The Council must charge the fee associated with the alleged offence.
If you are unable to pay the parking expiation fee in full, you can request a payment arrangement with the South Australian Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit.
For more information or to request a payment arrangement, visit: Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit or call 1800 659 538.
How to pay your fine
Parking expiation fees must be paid to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters in full by the due date on the expiation notice.
If payment is not received within the required timeframe, a reminder notice will be issued with a late fee applied. The Reminder Fee is set in accordance with the Expiation of Offences Regulations 2011 and assists with recovering the costs associated with obtaining the registered owner’s details and the associated administration of issuing a Reminder Notice.
To pay a parking expiation in full, visit: Make a Payment
How to request a review of a parking expiation notice
On occasion, there may be valid grounds for an expiation notice to be withdrawn. Prior to a notice being withdrawn, a review must be undertaken.
To lodge an appeal, please complete and submit the online Review of Expiation Notice Form by clicking on the button below.
Alternatively, you can download and complete: Review of Expiation Notice Form
What happens next?
Upon receipt of your appeal, the expiation notice will be put 'on hold' pending an internal review.
Once a decision has been made by the Council, you will be advised of the outcome in writing via your preferred method of contact.
Parking expiation reviews are carried out in accordance with the Expiation of Offences Act 1996.
The Act sets out the legal basis under which an Expiation Notice can be withdrawn. Examples of which include:
- If there were compelling humanitarian or safety reasons that led to the vehicle being parked in the location where the notice was issued (i.e. a sudden medical emergency)
- The alleged offender could not have reasonably avoided committing the offence. (i.e. vehicle breakdown)
- The offence is considered merely a technical or trivial breach of the relevant legislation. (i.e. a vehicle parked for 2 minutes over a three hour time limit)
- If the notice contains incorrect information (i.e. incorrect location information).
What happens if I ignore an expiation notice?
After the due by date has passed, the Council will send a reminder notice with a reminder fee applied to the registered owner of the vehicle.
If payment has not been received by the due date of the reminder notice, the matter will be referred to the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit.
For more information, visit: Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit
T: 08 8366 4555