Can I challenge a no warrant and registration fine when I was going to get it done the next day?

Question Details: I was issued two $200 parking fines for not displaying a warrant and registration on my motorbike. I had the motorbike off the road for about 2 months while I was fixing it. When it was fixed, I took it to my apartment and parked it on the street. I left it there overnight so I could get it warranted the next day. But the next day there were fines attached. I got the motorbike warranted and registered on the same day. I wrote to the council but they denied my request to have the notice reconsidered.

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Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley

No you cannot challenge a warrant or registration fine for the reason that it was going to get done the next day. You have already had a go at challenging the fines, anyway.

The only acceptable reason would be if you were fined whilst driving your motorbike to take it to the garage for a warrant of fitness test.

For more information on getting a warrant of fitness, or more generally on vehicle safety, please refer to this website: www.nzta.govt.nz.

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