Issuing Authorities

The Fines Unit works closely with Issuing Authorities to recover overdue fines.

The Fines Unit provides a service to Issuing Authorities across the state in the recovery of debts owed on expiations they have issued.

Issuing Authorities include local councils and some State Government departments such as SA Police, the Department of Transport and Infrastructure; and the Environment Protection Authority.

As part of this system, Issuing Authorities provide their notices to the unit for recovery and 'enforcement'. 'Enforcement' refers to a range of measures that can be applied when overdue fines remain unpaid. Read more about enforcements.

Issuing Authorities provide expiation notices to the Fines Unit for enforcement when they remain unpaid. The Fines Unit then takes a number of steps to recover the fines, including applying enforcements on their behalf.

Over 100 Issuing Authorities across the state lodge overdue fines with the Fines Unit, and fines lodged include parking fines, speeding and traffic infringements, environmental and safety fines, as well as court fines.