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Frequently Asked Questions

Fixed Charge Notices - Public Order

 

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Where can I pay my fines?
Where can I pay my fines?

• By telephone (Lo-Call 1890 30 40 60 or +353 504 59800 if calling from outside of Ireland) - All fines can be paid by telephone using laser or credit cards. Debit cards issued by financial institutions outside of Ireland are not accepted.


• In person - all fines can be paid in the Post Office. You can pay by cash, cheque, bank draft or laser card. Cheques should be made payable to An Post. 


• By Post - You can pay by cheque. postal order, bank draft, laser or credit card. Debit cards issued by financial institutions outside of Ireland are not accepted. Please note that only one cheque for the full amount can be accepted. A Combination of payments cannot be accepted e.g. cheque and cash together. Cheques should be made payable to "Member in Charge". It is not advisable to set cash by post.

 
• When paying by card, the transaction will show as "An Post - Billpost" on the bank/credit card statement.

If I do not pay my charge, what will happen?
If I do not pay my charge, what will happen?

You have 28 days to pay the initial charge and a further 28 days to pay the higher amount. If you do not pay, a summons will issue for you to appear in court.  This is an automatic procedure that cannot be interrupted.

If I am convicted in Court what are the fines?
If I am convicted in Court what are the fines?

If you are convicted in court the fines are up to €500 for a Section 4 Offence and up to €1,000 for a Section 5 Offence.

I wish to query the offence, what can I do?
I wish to query the offence, what can I do?

If you wish to query a Public Order Offence you should first contact the Fixed Charge Processing Office on 1890 30 40 50.

I lost my Fixed Charge Notice but wish to pay, what can I do?
I lost my Fixed Charge Notice but wish to pay, what can I do?

You can contact the Fixed Charge Processing Office by calling 1890 30 40 60 or +353 504 59800 (from outside of Ireland) or by email to npo@garda.ie.   You will be given a reference number and transaction code which you can use to pay the fine in the usual way.

I have lost my notice and now it is too late to pay, what can I do?
I have lost my notice and now it is too late to pay, what can I do?

The legislation does not allow for payment after the 56 day period has passed.  After this time a summons will issue automatically, this process cannot be interrupted.

I was away on holidays when the Fixed Charge Notice arrived and the 56-day period has elapsed. What can I do?
I was away on holidays when the Fixed Charge Notice arrived and the 56-day period has elapsed. What can I do?

The legislation does not allow for payment after the 56 day period has elapsed.  After this period a summons application is automatically made and this procedure cannot be interrupted.  You will be entitled to outline your circumstances to the Court on the date of your hearing.

I have received a summons to appear in court but I paid the charge, what can I do?
I have received a summons to appear in court but I paid the charge, what can I do?

If you have received a summons to appear in court, and think you have paid the charge, then please contact the Fixed Charge Office at 1890 30 40 50.