Step 1: The Driver breaks a traffic rule(s) Step 2: Police confiscates drivers driving license. Step 3: Police issue a spot fine statement Step 4: Driver goes to office and receives a fine payment form from the traffic division. Step 5: Driver goes to post office and pays fine for which he/she receives a receipt. Step 6: Driver goes to police station, shows receipt and police return driving license.
Note 1: If driver didn’t pay the fine he/she will be submitted to court Note 2: If driver hasn’t driving license. Police issue another permit (police 405- Code of criminal Procedure Section 109(6) Act, No. 15 of 1979).
Any driver who has been caught or reported breaking the traffic rules
Case - Driver fined by Police
Police Officer issues a spot fine statement / confiscate his/her driving license.
Monday to Friday
8.00 am. to 3.00 pm
8.00am to 1.30 pm
Procedure to Acquire Driving License back
At the Police Station
Driver has to visit the Police station and receive a fine receipt from the Traffic Police Division. Note: The driver is supposed to bring the Spot Fine Permit in order to collect a fine receipt from the police station.
At the Post Office
Driver has to make the payment at the Post Office and collect a paid receipt to
confirm payments made. Note: The spot fine permit is issued to the driver as a temporary license provided that the driver makes the payment within 14 days. If payment is not made the driver is directed to the Court.
Submit paid receipt to the respective Police Station (Traffic Division) and collect the Driving License
Form Name :
Spot fine Permit– Form issued by a police officer in lieu of driving license ( M.T.A 37 )
Fine Receipt – Fine in lieu of prosecution
There are no application forms to be filled in by the public but the Police Officer (Traffic Division ) issues the following receipts to the public.
Form issued by a police officer in lieu of driving license. Note : If the driver doesn’t have a driving license at the time he is issued a fine statement the police issues him/her a Police 405 receipt ( DOP 405 ).
Process Time Line
Depends on the day payment is made
Validity Time Line
For temporary permit license 14 days
Police Station – 24 / 7 / 365 days
Costs related to the service
Penalties- Available in ‘fines of prosecution’ document - form Police 397 ( DOP F397 )
Support documents required
Driver’s driving license is required at the time when the police officer issues a spot fine.
Service responsibility matrix
Officer In Charge ( OIC ) - Of the Traffic branch of the police station
Officer In Charge ( OIC ) - Of the police station
Not applicable for this service
Sample form with dummy data
Not provided by the Police Station due to confidential Information
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