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How to Pay a Traffic Fine

by Mark Nolan
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If you receive a traffic fine through the post, there are a number of ways in which you can make the payment. Not too long ago, the only way was with a visit to the most local, and very busy, DGT office. These days, it can also be done by phone, from the miDGT application and through the internet.

First of all though, it is important that you know who has sanctioned you. It might be the DGT, but could also be from an Autonomous Community or a City Council. To pay the fine, claim or make an allegation, you must always go to the body that has sanctioned you, says the DGT.

And secondly, if the fine is paid in the voluntary period, that is, in the first twenty days since the complaint was notified, in most cases it is possible for the amount to benefit from a 50% reduction.

If it is a DGT issued fine, the first step is to go to their website, dgt.es, then continue in the electronic office (sede electronica) for which you will need a secure form of identification such as a Clave or digital signature. Then, look for the fines section (multas).

To make the payment, you will need the date of notification, that is, the day on which the fine is received at home or on which a Guardia Civil officer delivers it by hand. In addition, the file number, document number, name and email are also required.

Another option is to pay the DGT fine through the QR code that is included in the same document. For this, you must enter the total amount of the infraction and without including the 50% reduction. Subsequently, the DGT will indicate the amount pending payment.

As mentioned above, there are other ways to make the payment. If you opt for a telephone contact, you must call the 060 number. The automatic service system works 24 hours a day throughout the year.

Meanwhile, the miDGT application is another alternative and can be downloaded in an Apple and Android version, both for mobile phones and tablets. It is totally free.

Finally, if you want to choose the face-to- face option, you can do it at different points: at any post office, head office or traffic office, and Caixabank branches or ATMs. However, if you make the payment at a post office, you will have to pay an additional fee of 2.25 euro plus 1.50% of the amount of the fine.

It is not necessary for the offender to pay the fine. It can be done by “any person who is in possession of a credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard or Maestro)”, says the DGT. The process is free and commission-free.

If you reside in another country and have received a fine, you have the possibility of paying the fine through bank transfer.

The bank details to make the transfer are indicated in the notification of the file. The bank account indicated in the notification is ONLY used for the payment of that file.

It is very important to include the reference number of the sanction in the subject line. Check that this number is correct before making the transfer, because if it is not correct, the fine will not be understood as paid. In addition, the bank commissions that the banking institution may charge will always be borne by the interested party.

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