The Ministry will not process or accept payments by cheque after 31 May 2021.
Many organisations have made the decision to stop cheque payments as most New Zealand banks will no longer accept or process cheque payments by mid-2021. This includes Westpac, the Ministry’s banking service provider.
If you previously made or received payment by cheque for Ministry-related services, refer to the information below to find a payment alternative.
This includes reparations, court-ordered fines, infringement fines and offender levies.
Ways to pay a filing fee for courts and tribunals.
You may be required to make regular repayments or a lump sum payment to legal aid.
How to pay a Cost Contribution Order.
How to receive payment for jury service.
How to make payment for a Civil Enforcement Order.
How to receive a reparation payment.
The Ministry is continuing to ensure we provide payment methods that are accessible and available to all New Zealanders.