Are you the owner of the vehicle? Or are you not the owner, but your name is on the letter? In this case, you can lodge an appeal.
Were you the driver, but is the vehicle not yours? In this case, you can appeal using an authorisation form.
If you have meanwhile received a ‘payment summary after Subdistrict Court’ from the Central Fine Collection Agency (CJIB), appealing is no longer possible.
You can appeal by sending a letter to the Court of Appeal in Leeuwarden. You must do this within six weeks of the date on our letter.
The Court will invite you to a hearing, which will be held in Leeuwarden. At this hearing, you will be asked to provide your reasons for disagreeing with the traffic fine. The Court will usually rule on the matter during the hearing. You will also receive the ruling by post.
If you are unable or unwilling to attend the hearing, the Court will make a decision on the basis of the file. You will receive the ruling by post.
Whether you will be reimbursed depends on the Court of Appeal’s decision.
If the Subdistrict Court disagrees with you, you will not be reimbursed the amount you have paid.
If the Subdistrict Court decides to quash the decision or to reduce the amount of the fine, you will be (partially) reimbursed.
In either case, the Central Fine Collection Agency (CJIB) will notify you separately in writing.