In the Netherlands, fines must be paid by a car's owner, even if they were not driving the car at the time of the offence. The owner of the car can, of course, ask the person driving at the time to pay the fine. If that person is unwilling to pay, however, Dutch law stipulates that the owner must do so. This is called registration number liability and is stated in Dutch law.
There is no point in submitting an appeal to explain that you were not driving the car at the time. You can, however, authorise the driver to submit an appeal using the authorisation form. This form must be completed and signed, and sent along with the appeal.
You can appeal against the decision by sending a letter to the Public Prosecution Service. You must do this within 6 weeks of the date on our letter.
If you have already paid the fine directly to the police, include a copy of the police report.
If you have challenged your traffic fine, you will receive a letter from the digital service desk of the Public Prosecution Service’s Central Processing Unit (Parket CVOM) confirming receipt of your appeal. Sometimes they will ask for more information from you. You will then receive a letter from us stating the decision made by the Public Prosecution Service. It may take up to sixteen weeks for you to receive this letter.