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Tickets or fines are officially called expiation notices. Expiation fees are set by the State Government and apply to all councils.

Expiation notices can be sent to you in the mail, handed to you or secured under your vehicle windscreen wiper blade.

View a photo of your parking offence
Photos can be viewed the next business day

Dispute your expiation

Include the following information when disputing an expiation:

  • Explain the grounds for the dispute
  • Provide your current address, telephone number, date of birth and driver's licence number
  • Include details of the expiation - eg reference number
  • Include evidence to support your dispute
  • Submit prior to the expiation due date.

Dispute options


Parking expiation notice dispute - online form

Dog expiation notice dispute - online form

Expiation notice dispute - online form (not parking or dog expiations)

Download and print
Return to the Civic Centre, 571 Montague Road, Modbury. Or, post to PO Box 571 Modbury SA 5092

Parking expiation notice dispute form(PDF,63KB)

Dog expiation notice dispute form(PDF,79KB)

Expiation notice dispute form(PDF,76KB)

After your dispute has been received

Council will acknowledge and assess your dispute. You will receive written notification of the outcome with a new payment due date if applicable.

If you were not driving at the time of the offence

Please complete a Statutory Declaration stating the name, address, date of birth and driver's licence number of the driver or, if you had by the time of the offence transferred ownership of the vehicle, provide the name, address, date of birth and driver's licence number of the new owner and forward to us.

Statutory Declaration form(PDF,183KB)

Elect to be prosecuted

Please advise Council of your intention to elect to be prosecuted by submitting a Parking Expiation Dispute form or by completing the "Election to be Prosecuted" section on the expiation notice.

A Summons to appear in Court at a nominated time and date will be issued. 

Ignoring an expiation

After 28 days from the date of the expiation, Council will send a reminder notice with a late fee applied.

If payment has not been received by the due date of the reminder notice, the matter will be forwarded to the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit - you will be sent a notice from the Fines Unit advising that an Enforcement Determination has been made.  

I want to pay my notice

Payments should be made in full by the due date to avoid a late fee. Pay online 

If you need a short extension of time to pay your notice, please call us on 8397 7444.

To spread your payment over a longer period of time, contact for a payment arrangement.

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