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LawAccess NSW > Representing Yourself > Fines > Have you got a fine?

Naming the person responsible

This section covers:

    ​​When can you nominate who w​as responsible for the vehicle?

    You can tell State Debt Recovery (SDR) that you were not responsible for the vehicle when the offence took place. You may need to do this if you:

    • are the registered owner but more than one person drives the vehicle,​​
    • were overseas at the time and had loaned your vehicle to a friend or relative while you were away,
    • loaned your vehicle to someone for a period of time, or
    • sold the vehicle before the offence.

    You will need to provide SDR with some important information about the person responsible including:

    • their name
    • their address
    • their driver licence number.

    If you do not know who was responsible for the vehicle or do not know much information about them, you should get legal advice.

    You have until the due date on the penalty reminder notice to nominate the person responsible for the vehicle. If you nominate someone after this time, you may receive a fine for failing to nominate within a reasonable time. If you are out of time to nominate who was responsible, you should get legal advice.

    If you have already paid the fine (before the penalty reminder notice was issued) ​​but want to nominate another driver, you have up to 90 days from the date the penalty​ notice was served to do this. If you are out of time to nominate who was responsible, you should get legal advice

    How can you nominate who was responsible for the vehicle?

    You can nominate a driver or person responsible by:

    • using an online form on the SDR website, or
    • completing a statutory declaration and posting it to SDR.

    Online

    You can nominate a driver or person responsible on the SDR website

    You will need the penalty notice number and the date of the offence to use the online system. You will be asked to provide the name, address, date of birth and Australian driver license of the person you are nominating. You will also asked for your email address and telephone number.

    It is an offence to give false or misleading information.

    Statutory declaration

    You can also complete a statutory declaration nominating the person responsible for the vehicle. You can get the statutory declaration from the SDR website​. You must complete the statutory declaration and have it witnessed by a Justice of Peace or other authorised person such as a NSW legal practitioner. You can find a local Justice of the Peace on the Justice website.

    You should also send any evidence you have to support your statutory declaration such as copies of plane tickets if you were on holidays at the time of the offence, or an explanation that the photograph on the SDR website shows a male driver if you are female for example.

    If the fine was issued to a company, you can complete the Statutory Declaration - Companies.

    In some circumstances, you must use a statutory declaration rather than the online form, for example when the other driver does not have an Australian driver licence.

    If you do not know who was responsible for the vehicle at the time of the offence you should get legal advice.

    You cannot email or fax the statutory declaration to SDR. You will need to send your completed and witnessed form to:

    State Debt Recovery

    PO Box 786

    Strawberry Hills

    NSW, 2012

    Icon: Hint  You should make sure you post the statutory declaration to SDR well before the due date. If it arrives with SDR after the due date, they may not accept it.

    What happens if you don't nominate who was responsible for the vehicle?

    If you do not nominate the person responsible for the vehicle, the fine will remain in your name and SDR will seek payment for the fine from you. If the fine remains unpaid by the penalty reminder due date, any demerit points for the offence will be added to your licence and further costs may be added. For more information see What if I do nothing?

    If you are out of time to nominate the responsible person, you should get legal advice.

    ​What happens after you nominate the person responsible for the vehicle?  

    Once SDR receives your nomination, SDR will issue a new fine to the person you nominated.

    You can check on myPenalty whether SDR have completed the transfer of the fine out of your name. myPenalty will also show if SDR have kept the fine in your name. You will receive reasons for this in the post or by email. If SDR do not transfer a fine to the responsible person you should  get legal advice. ​