Charge pursuant to Fines Act 1996

Pursuant to the Fines Act 1996 the Commissioner of Fines Administration may serve notice of a Fine Enforcement Order where a person has failed to pay a fine or penalty. Where the debt exceeds $1,000 the Commissioner of Fines Administration may lodge a Request form 11R (PDF 150 KB) pursuant to s74Fines Act 1996, together with a copy of the Fine Enforcement Order, to record the Order on land held by the debtor. The Order acts as a charge on the land and will not prevent the registration of any other dealing.

The applicant must be the Commissioner of Fines Administration. The request must be signed by a delegate for the Commissioner of Fines Administration and the full name must be stated. The delegate's signature must be witnessed. The request does not require marking by Revenue NSW and the certificate of title is not required. See Baalman And Wells, Land Titles Office Practice, Lawbook Co. 2001 [65.900].

A Fine Enforcement Order and charge may be removed from the Register by lodgment of:

  • a Request form 11R (PDF 150 KB) to cancel the Order and charge pursuant to s77 Fines Act 1996. The applicant must be the Commissioner of Fines Administration. The request must be signed by a delegate for the Commissioner of Fines Administration and the full name must be stated. The delegate's signature must be witnessed. The certificate of title is not required or
  • a dealing changing ownership that is accompanied by the consent of the Commissioner of Fines Administration.

See Baalman And Wells, Land Titles Office Practice, Lawbook Co. 2001 [65.900].

Staff processing information

Refer all cases to Legal through the Senior Examining Officer.

Registration Procedure

On direction from Legal that charge can be registered.

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DETAILS          Fines Act 1996