Welcome to Fines, Reparation and Civil Debt
The Collections Unit of the Ministry of Justice is responsible for the collection and enforcement of fines, including Court-imposed fines, lodged infringements and reparation. They also provide enforcement services for unpaid civil judgements/orders at a creditor's request.
A fine can be an unpaid infringement fine that has been filed in court for collection or an amount of money a person has been ordered to pay as penalty for a criminal offence
A Judge can order an offender to pay someone money if they have suffered emotional harm or had property lost as a result of a crime. This is known as reparation.
When a claim is made in a tribunal hearing or civil court case an order of payment may be made for one person (the debtor) to pay the other person (the creditor)
A new offender levy has been introduced that will be used to fund a range of new services for victims of serious crime.