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Information about fines

The requisites needed for settlement of a fine imposed by a police officer are provided on the misdemeanour decision, which is issued or made available to the offender.

The fine in misdemeanour matter shall be paid by way of bank transfer. In addition, upon necessity, a fine in misdemeanour matter can also be paid in cash by using the service of a bank office.

Information concerning payment of fines and penalties is available here.

The fines in misdemeanour matters must be paid in due term, which is the payment term stated on the misdemeanour decision (as a rule, within 15 days from making the decision). The overdue fines in misdemeanour matter shall automatically and without previous warning be sent by the information system to a bailiff for compulsory execution. In the case of compulsory execution, the bailiff shall commence an execution proceeding according to the Code of Enforcement Procedure. 

In case if the execution proceeding of an overdue fine in misdemeanour matter has been commenced, then the fine shall be paid to the requisites provided on the enforcement notice. In the case if a debtor will pay the fine in misdemeanour matter to the requisites provided on the misdemeanour decision, but the execution proceeding has already been commenced, then the bailiff shall have no information about such payment and the bailiff can collect the fine sum from the debtor’s bank account. Compulsory enforcement of a fine due to failure to pay in due term will always cause additional costs to the debtor, as bailiff’s fee will be added to the debt sum. Therefore, it is reasonable to settle the debt at the latest by the effective date of the punitive decision. 

You may ask additional information concerning payment of the fine in misdemeanour matter from the body conducting extra-judicial proceedings who signed the misdemeanour decision and whose contact data are provided on the misdemeanour decision.