Infringements or fines
Police Infringement Bureau
The Police Infringement Bureau is responsible for administering infringement notices relating to traffic and Sale of Liquor Act offences. The Bureau also plays an important role in helping reduce the road toll by managing speed camera use and is responsible for testing speed camera equipment, site selection, issuing tickets and responding to queries.
Ways to pay:
- Online banking with the following banks: Westpac; Kiwibank; TSB Bank; ANZ; ANZ National (National Bank); HSBC (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation; Bank of New Zealand; ASB Bank; PSIS. Make a 'Bill Payment' to Police Infringement Bureau.
You must provide the infringement notice number, car registration and driver licence number in your payment details. If you have previously paid an infringement with online banking, it is important that you update your payment details (especially the infringement number) before making a new infringement payment.
- Credit card. Pay online by credit card, additional fees apply.
You must provide the infringement notice number in your payment details.
- Post. Send a cheque to: New Zealand Police, PO Box 6641, Wellington 6141.
You must include the remittance advice slip, found at the bottom of the infringement notice, with your cheque/money order.
- Westpac branch. Pay by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at any branch of Westpac.
You must ensure you have the infringement notice with you for the bank to be able to accept a payment.
If your infringement is left unpaid it is passed from Police to the Ministry of Justice and becomes a more serious fine. Fines are paid through a seperate Courts system. More information about this can be found on the Fines Online website.
Road Safety Cameras
Road safety cameras are used to help keep the road toll down; speed is a contributing factor in many fatal road accidents.
Cameras are positioned where speed has been a significant factor in car crashes. These areas are called black spots. Police consults with local government, NZ Transport Agency and the local AA to decide on camera sites and uses state of the art speed camera technology to detect speeding drivers.
See our technical information on vehicle based cameras and static cameras [PDF].
As the owner of a vehicle you are responsible for all "moving vehicle offences" involving your vehicle. However, you may be able to apply to transfer liability if:
- You were not the registered owner of the car at the time of the offence.
You may also be able to apply to transfer liability if:
- someone else was driving the vehicle and you are able to name that person, or;
- after making proper enquiries you are unable to find out who was driving, or;
- you are not lawfully entitled to possession of the vehicle.
If this applies to you complete a statutory declaration [PDF] and post it to: Police Infringement Bureau, PO Box 9147, Wellington.
These defences will be considered and the infringement may be transferred to the other party. If it is not accepted, you will either have to pay the fine or ask for a court hearing.