Parkes Shire Council provides and manages public parking spaces throughout the Parkes Shire to ensure adequate access for residents and visitors and enable patronage to businesses and venues in main business and shopping precincts.
Council is responsible for carrying out a number of regulatory functions on behalf of the NSW Government.
Parking enforcement is designed to contribute to public safety though minimising dangerous activities, managing traffic flow and providing equitable access to available parking spaces.
Our rangers conduct the parking enforcement role within the Parkes Shire local government area. This activity is conducted in accordance with Parkes Shire Council's Parking Enforcement Policy.
Review or Appeal of Penalty Infringement Notice (Fine)
Parkes Shire Council does not have an internal Penalty Infringement Notice review process. Once a Penalty Infringement Notice is issued, Council cannot cancel the notice and our staff cannot discuss the matter with you.
Information on how to deal with the Penalty Infringement Notice is located on the back of the Notice.
Your options for dealing with a PIN once issued are:
- Pay the amount within 21 days.
- Submit a request to the SDRO to review the PIN when there are extenuating or special circumstances.
- Elect to have the matter heard in the Local Court. Refer to the back of the PIN for further information.
Note: You may only be able to pursue one of the above options.
If you are unsure whether to request a review or choose to have the matter heard by a court, the State Debt Recovery Review Guidelines may assist you in your decision. Alternatively you may wish to seek legal advice in relation to the matter.
There are strict time limits associated with requesting a review or applying to have the matter heard by the Court. Further details are available from Revenue NSW.
If an enforcement order has been issued, you should contact Revenue NSW directly to discuss the options available to you.
Requesting a review of the Penalty Infringement Notice
The primary penalty notice review mechanism is through the formal appeals process administered by Revenue NSW.
If your penalty notice can still be reviewed by Revenue NSW, you will need to be able to provide documentary evidence to support your case. Examples of the circumstances that Revenue NSW will review and the types of evidence, documents and information required to review a penalty notices is available from the Revenue NSW website.
Parkes Shire Council does not have an internal penalty notice review process, meaning that we will not review penalty infringement notices.
If an enforcement order has been issued you should contact Revenue NSW directly to discuss the options available to you, if you have not done so already.
Contesting the matter in the local court
You may wish to contact your Local Court, which should be able to provide advice in relation to your options to contest the matter in Court.
A list of NSW local courts, including contact details and services, can be accessed from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.