Offences and fines
Statement of offence and notice of judgment
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Amount payable on statement of offence
You must pay the fine, legal costs and a contribution if you are convicted of an offence.
- The fine varies depending on the offence and the context in which it was committed;
- The legal costs are those outlined in the Tariff of court costs in penal matters;
- The contribution is an amount credited to the Crime Victims Assistance Fund and the Access to Justice Fund. It is mandatory.
Photo radar statement
If you are the owner of a vehicle, but were not driving at the time of the offence, you can use the declaration form - owner identifying the driver (PDF 108 Kb) or the declaration form - owner identifying the lessee (PDF 109 Kb) to identify the offender.
Lost statement of offence
Contact the Bureau des infractions et amendes as soon as possible to avoid additional costs.
Notice of judgment
You have 30 days after the date you received your statement of offence to submit your plea. If you fail to do so, your file will be transmitted to the Court and a “judgment by default” will be rendered (without further notice to you). You will be found guilty.
A notice of judgment specifies:
- the fine amount;
- the costs (costs are added to the original amount indicated on the statement);
- the payment deadline.
You must pay the amount due or make a payment arrangement with the fine collector to avoid additional costs.
Change of address
You must correct your address if the wrong address appears on your statement or correspondences, or if you move. Fill out the Address change form (PDF 73 Kb) or contact the Bureau des infractions et amendes.
Last update: February 2, 2024