By registering for eServices with www.les.gov.mt, you will benefit from additional free services such as receiving online summons and all tribunal documents via email instead of receiving them at your home or office, email or sms notifications on issue of fine, viewing and paying of multiple contraventions, email reminders of fines due and of tribunal hearings, delegation to manage your fine payments and many more features.
If you are already a registered user, you do not need to register again. All you need to do to register for eServices is to:
If you are not a registered user:
No you do not need to register to pay a contravention. Should you wish to only pay your fine please follow the instructions in the “Payment of Fines” section.
You have to be an eServices registered user, to be able to view/print outstanding contraventions.
You have to be an eServices registered user, to be able to view/print outstanding contraventions.
You have to be an eServices registered user, to be able to view/print outstanding contraventions. My Contraventions/Payment History allows you to view the history of your contraventions and payments. This section may be accessed via the top level menu by hovering on “eServices”.
You have to be an eServices registered user, to be able to view the delegated contraventions payment history. Delegated Contraventions/Payment History allows you to view the history of contraventions and payments effected on behalf of the person who delegated you. This section may be accessed via the top level menu by hovering on “eServices”.
This feature allows you to view and download all pending summons. You may also sort by headers, by clicking on the desired header.
To be able to view your upcoming tribunals, you have to be an eServices registered user. My Upcoming Tribunals allows you to view your forthcoming tribunals. This section may be accessed via the top level menu by hovering on “eServices”.
This feature allows you to delegate contraventions in relation to one or more of your vehicles, to someone else, hence delegating the management of your contravention payments. Delegates are allowed to view & pay contraventions on your behalf. To make use of this service, delegates must be eServices registered users.
You will be notified via email when someone delegates you. You will also need to accept the invitation to be able to view the delegated contraventions.
You are allowed to view & pay contraventions on behalf of the person who delegated you. To make use of this service, delegates must be eServices registered users. Contraventions viewed in this section are contraventions for the delegated vehicle/s.
You may pay one or more contraventions on behalf of the person who delegated you.
Contravention number is split into 3 separated by a dash (-) example: xxx-xxxxx-x. When asked to enter contravention number in the fields provided, enter the first digits in the first field, the next 5 digits in the second field and the last digit in the last field.
The Local Warden prints out a ticket on the site where the incident occurred. All the details of the contravention are forwarded in real time.
Warden Ticket Sample
The Police Officer writes out a ticket on the site where the incident occurred. Police tickets are entered manually into the system. The process may take a while until the summons is generated and sent to the individual charged. Once summons is received either electronically or by post, contravention may be paid.
Police Ticket Sample
Education tickets are issued by Education Welfare officers. Due to the nature of these offences, the person is requested to appear before the Local Tribunal and ticket may only be paid after the Local Tribunal has delivered judgment.
The Transport Malta (TM) enforcement officer writes out a ticket on the site where the incident occurred. The details on the tickets are then entered manually by TM into the system. Subsequently a summons is automatically generated and sent to the individual charged.
Tribunal proceedings commence, hence, a summons is issued addressed to the offender, if payment has not yet been effected within seven days from issue of ticket, wherein he/she is ordered to appear before the respective Local Tribunal to answer for the charge, details of which are indicated in the summons.
The contravention and hearing details may be viewed when searching for a contravention from the “Pay Contravention”, “Lodge Petition”, eServices registered users have the extra free benefit to view such details for multiple contraventions from the “My Outstanding Contraventions”, “My Contraventions/Payment History” and “Contraventions Delegated To Me” pages.
Online Hearing and Contravention Details Sample
The Notice to Pay is an automatic message which is automatically generated upon delivery of judgment. The ‘Notice to Pay’ stipulates the amount that the offender has to pay in respect of the particular contravention and includes a reminder that if the penalty is not paid within one month an additional penalty of €11.65 will be incurred.
The easiest and most convenient way is to pay your contravention online in the comfort of your home or elsewhere. Please click Pay Contravention to pay a fine.
Alternatively you can pay a fine in cash, by cheque or by Electronic Point Of Sale Card during normal office hours at the administrative offices of any Local Council in Malta or Gozo. You may also settle your fine by sending a cheque addressed to LESA (if the ticket has been issued after 1st October 2015).
To be able to view and pay multiple contraventions, you have to be an eService registered user.
Outstanding contraventions may be accessed via the top level menu by hovering on “eServices”.
A petition is a formal written document which is submitted either by Post or electronically to the Board of Petitions (BOP) in an attempt to get that authority to accede to a request.
You can lodge a petition either online or by writing a letter and send it to the Board of Petitions – Board of Petitions PO Box 41 Valletta.
To be able to lodge a petition online, you have to be a registered user but not necessarily an eService registered user.
The registration process is simple and easy. Without registration we will not be able to keep a record of your Petition. A valid email address is also necessary to be able to receive any correspondence from the Board of Petitions.
You may lodge an online petition or a hand written petition for the following reasons:
You are not entitled to lodge a Petition for the following reasons:
In the eyes of the Law there is no difference between a petition lodged online and one that is hand written or typed and sent to the BOP by post. The only difference is that if you sent your petition by post you will receive all future correspondence from the Board by post whereas if you lodged your petition online all future communications and correspondence from the Board will be sent to you electronically to the email provided upon registration.
No, you may not lodge a Petition on the same day that you have to attend a Tribunal Hearing. Petitions may be lodged up to 5 days prior the Tribunal Hearing and subsequently after the tribunal hearing has passed.
No, you may not lodge a Petition if you have already paid the fine.
Yes you may lodge a petition on behalf of another person, provided you make this clear in the submitted petition letter.
Once you have lodged your Petition online, the processing of your Petition begins immediately. The website will display an acknowledgement informing you that the petition has been lodged successfully. However a formal acknowledgement will be sent once your Petition has been reviewed by the Board and you will be informed whether the petition has been accepted for further processing or rejected as the case may be. This process might take up to 2 working days
If your Petition was sent by post, you will receive an acknowledgment letter in the post informing you that your Petition is valid and is being considered or whether it was invalid and Not Taken Cognizance of.
The Board usually takes around 4 weeks to decide the outcome of a Petition; however this all depends on the particular case.
In some cases due to timing issues you may still receive a Summons.
No you do not need to attend the Tribunal until you receive a decision from the Board of Petitions. All proceedings against you are temporarily suspended until a decision by the Board is reached.
If your case has been rejected by the Board, should you wish, you will also then be able to subsequently contest your case in front of the Tribunal, provided you have not already had the chance to do so prior to submitting your petition. It is your responsibility to enquire about the date and time of your Tribunal sitting.
No you do not need to inform the authorities concerned yourself. If your Petition has been accepted by the Board, it means that your contravention has been withdrawn and your fine has become null. Upon the Boards’ decision all authorities concerned are electronically notified of this decision.
When a petition is partially accepted, the Board of Petitions cannot accept the petitioner’s request in full. This all depends on the specific requests put forward by the petitioner. In general, in such cases, either the fine is reduced or the offender is given another chance to contest the case at the Local Tribunal.
You have three options:
In some cases, police tickets are issued manually and therefore need to be entered into the system manually. Subsequently such tickets require some time to be fully processed and shown on the system. Please note that unless the contravention is judged on the day of the hearing the fine will not increase.
When paying by cheque, you are always advised to follow up the cheque-payment and we strongly advise you to effect payment by cheque at least two weeks prior to the Tribunal Sitting date. The most common reasons why you were given a sentence of 'guilty-no show' are:
It is your responsibility to ensure that the cheque was delivered on time and to ensure that you had sufficient funds in your bank account. However, if you have enough evidence to prove that this mishap was due to negligence on the part of third parties, you have the right to appeal within thirty days from date of judgment. On the other hand, payment by cash can help to avoid such instances.
In reality, the fine must be paid within seven days from date of issue of ticket. However, the 7-day payment period on the back of the police ticket and on the local warden tickets refers to the initiation of tribunal proceedings and therefore you will not incur any further fines or penalties even though this 7-day period has elapsed as long as you pay the ticket before the tribunal date. Following this time limit, should the contravention still be outstanding, summons will be issued by the Local Council/Region in preparation for proceedings before the Local Tribunal and the Commissioner for Justice. However, in the meantime, payment can still be affected and all tribunal proceedings will automatically be halted. If the sitting date has passed, and payment is still outstanding, please note that an additional penalty of €11.65 will be incurred by automatic operation of the law one month after tribunal sentence date.
No, there is no obligation to appear before the Local Tribunal if you have paid the fine after receiving the summons. However we recommend you contact the Local Council / Region concerned to confirm the receipt of payment, alternatively you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us 23318900.
First of all you should check with the Licensing Department whether the actual transfer has been made. If you have all the relative documentary evidence then you should contest your case before the Local Tribunal on the date appointed or by sending an online petition or in writing to the Board of Petitions.
According to the Commissioners for Justice Act, tickets, where practicable, should be given to the offender. If the contravention involves a motor vehicle, the ticket should be affixed to the windscreen of that vehicle. However, if it is not possible for the Enforcement Officer to hand the ticket to the offender or to affix it to the windscreen, the ticket can also be posted to the offender if not affixed and same ticket has to be posted within 48 hours.
A copy of the Summons has to be delivered either:
No, you cannot choose to go before another Local Tribunal.
You can send a person to the Tribunal to appear on your behalf. This person may either present your case or ask the Tribunal to defer the case. Alternatively, you may send your request by means of a registered letter addressed to the respective Local Tribunal, which letter must reach the indicated location at least three working days before the date appointed for hearing. The person requesting the deferral must also attach relevant documents that justify his or her indisposition.
This is not necessarily so. The amount of the fine is at the discretion of the Commissioner for Justice.
You should contact the relevant Local Council or Region wherein you explain the circumstances of the case and also present any documentation which confirms your account.
Yes, you can file an appeal before the Court Of Magistrates within thirty days from the day of delivery of judgment. The appeal has to be lodged with the Registry of the Court after paying the relevant fees. You may also contact the respective region for more details.