How can I submit an appeal against a fine?
You can submit an appeal against a fine by sending a registered letter to the Administrative Fines Department:
De Lijn – Administrative Fines Department
This must be within 30 days from postage of the letter (stamp date) imposing the fine. You must explain your appeal in that registered letter. You can also request to be interviewed. In that case you can be assisted by your legal adviser.
We will inform you of the definitive decision in writing within 3 months. Depending on the explanation, De Lijn can extend that period by another 3 months. If the fine is confirmed then you must pay within 30 days via the bank transfer form that was enclosed with the letter.
If you do not pay the definitive fine then your dossier will be given to a bailiff without further notification. All extra costs are at your expense. This is the end of De Lijn's written procedure.
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