Legal Statuses for Fines

Fines can have different legal statuses depending on the applicable legislation and stage of enforcement.

Herewith a short explanation of each legal status that a fine may carry:

Courtesy Letters
This status implies that a fine issued under the jurisdiction of AARTO has progressed to the second stage of notification that serves as a last notice before an enforcement order is issued. This status effects a fine increase.

Summons
This status implies that an offender was summoned to court for appearance before a magistrate for the imposition and collection of a fine. This fine can be paid before the court date. This status effects a fine increase.

A summons will only be issued for fines incurred outside of AARTO jurisdiction.

Enforcement Orders
Enforement Orders are issued only within AARTO jurisdiction to compell offenders to pay their fines by blocking license renewals. This fine can be paid to lift the administrative block on the license renewal. This status effects a fine increase.

Warrants
Warrants are issued when an offender was summoned to court on a specific date, but the offender failed to appear as notified. This fine status can block vehicle license renewals, or cause an arrest by any peace officer to bring the offender before a court. This status effects a fine increase.