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Re: Form of charge for payment on money Help please
Local councils have the authority to issue penalty charges and the level of penalty charges are regulated by The Road Traffic Act 1991 (schedules 3 and 6).
If the fine is not paid the council can enforce payment without going to court. The charge certificate is equivalent to sheriff court extract decree (court order).
The council can then use sheriff officers to arrest the individual’s bank account or serve a charge for payment giving the debtor 14 days to pay the debt following which they can do the following after the charge has expired:
- issue an earnings arrestment his earning
- attach property outside the dwelling house including the car (in accordance with articles exempt from attachment)
- if the aforementioned actions is unsuccessful then the council can apply to the sheriff court for an exceptional attachment order to attach items within the dwelling house.