Fixed penalty notices for offences at sea

How will the claim be collected?

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Voluntary collection

1. Invoice


2. Reminder

Amount of the claim +
NOK 512,50

3. Notice of legal enforcement of claim

Amount of the claim +
NOK 1537,50

Legal enforcement

4. Notice of attachment proceedings


5. Attachment proceedings



6. Imprisonment request


Many ordinary violations are punished by fixed penalty notices if the offence is not serious. You will be issued a fixed penalty notice if the violation is discovered on the spot by the police. If you accept the fixed penalty notice, the case is decided there and then.

The alternative is that a police lawyer considers the case. If the police lawyer finds that the law has been broken, you will be issued an ordinary penalty notice (fine). The difference is that an ordinary penalty notice is registered in the police's register of fines, while a fixed penalty notice is not. If you have accepted a fixed penalty notice, you cannot usually change your mind afterwards and appeal against it.

If you wish to apply for cancellation of the debt (a pardon) or appeal against the fine, it is the prosecuting authorities that will consider your application. Enforcement of the claim will not be stopped while the application is being considered unless we are told to do so by the prosecuting authorities.

We can consider applications for the cancellation of reminder charges.

Relevant legal authority

- an accepted penalty notice, cf. the Enforcement of Claims Act Section 4-1 second paragraph letter c

- the Criminal Procedure Act, Section 456 third paragraph

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