27th September 2011
Payment of Vehicle Fixed Penalty Tickets at the Post Office
The payment of vehicle fixed penalty tickets is about to become easier.
The General Registry has announced that with effect from Monday 3rd October 2011 members of the public who have been issued with vehicle fixed penalty tickets by the Police or Department of Infrastructure Traffic Wardens can now pay these at Post Offices around the Island.
This enhanced payment option is part of the General Registry's progression of Government's 'customer first' programme and has been implemented to improve payment options and convenience for persons issued with these vehicle fixed penalty tickets.
Persons wishing to pay their fixed penalties at a Post Office will, however, need to ensure that they have key information relevant to the fixed penalty ticket to be paid, including:
Director of Finance & Central Services at the General Registry Martin Blackburn said
“This new partnership with Isle of Man Post Office is a positive move and increases the payment options and convenience for members of the public allowing them to pay their fixed penalty tickets within their local community and when out on their day to day business. There are now a number of payment options for fixed penalty tickets which can be paid at the Post Office, through our telephone payments line, by post or in person at the Courts of Justice public counter.”
General Manager Retail Network at Isle of Man Post Office, Marty Quine said
“We are always looking to broaden the number of products and services available at our Post Offices and this new service gives a convenient way for the public to pay their fixed penalty tickets at any of our 25 Post Offices Island-wide.”
This latest payment option follows the introduction of a dedicated telephone payments line (686423) by the General Registry in 2007 to facilitate the credit/debit card payment of fixed penalties, maintenance and Court fines.
Fixed penalty tickets are issued at an initial penalty rate of £40 but this increases to £60 per ticket after 42 days, before increasing further to £127 thereafter.
The telephone number for the General Registry telephone payments line available for all Court imposed financial penalties, fixed penalties and maintenance (alimony) payments is 686423, and is manned between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday (9am to 4.30pm on Fridays). Telephone messages may, however, be left out of hours (callers are instructed not to leave their credit card details, they are then rung back on the next working day).