Paying or contesting a fine or penalty notice when caught by a speed camera

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In Luxembourg, road traffic is governed by the Luxembourg Highway Code.

Anyone who commits an offence against the Highway Code may be subject to:

  • either a fine if caught by an automatic speed camera for speeding;
  • or a penalty notice.

Traffic-related fines and penalty notices may be accompanied by a loss of points on the offender's driving licence.

It is possible to lodge an online appeal against a fine or penalty notice and to respond to the penalty notice.

Who is concerned?

Any holder/owner of a vehicle who commits one or more traffic offence(s).

They can:

  • admit to having committed the offence in question;
  • or name a third party as having been the driver at the time of the offence;
  • or dispute the offence.


If fined, the offender is asked to pay the sum due within 45 days from the date of the notice.

The 45-day period is extended by a month for non-residents.

How to proceed

The notice of offence

The notice of offence is sent in the form of a simple letter, containing, amongst other things, information about:

  • the nature of the offence;
  • the speed limit where the offence was committed;
  • the measured speed;
  • the documented speed;
  • the place, date and time the offence was recorded;
  • the reference number of the device used to measure the speed of the vehicle;
  • the registration number of the vehicle in question;
  • the driving licence number of the registered keeper of the vehicle;
  • the amount to be paid: between EUR 49 and 149 depending on the severity of the offence;
  • where applicable, the number of points to be deducted from the driving licence.

In case of a penalty notice, the person responsible is invited to submit a written response for the purposes of a hearing.

That response may also be lodged online, through

Viewing the photograph when caught by a speed camera

The photograph is not sent in the post.

Anyone who has received a notice of offence after having been caught by a speed camera may make an appointment to view the photo at the processing centre of the Central Highway Police Unit (Unité Centrale de la Police de la Route - UCPR) in Bertrange.

If they are unable to go in to view their photo themselves, they may give another person a written power of attorney to do so. Any passengers and other vehicles in the photograph are blurred.

Paying the speeding fine

Any person who admits to committing an offence must pay the fine within the set time limit:

  • by bank transfer to one of the accounts of the Grand Ducal Police:
    • IBAN LU51 0019 6055 8045 8000 (BIC: BCEELULL); 
    • IBAN LU67 1111 0127 5952 0000 (BIC: CCPLLULL);
  • at a police station (cash, possibly by credit card).

In the event of payment by bank transfer, the reference number on the fine and the vehicle's licence plate number must be indicated.

Cheques and transfer orders issued by foreign banks and sent by post are not accepted.

Offenders can also pay the fine online or by Payconiq (formerly Digicash).

Second notice

If no payment is carried out or dispute is filed within the 45-day period, the owner/holder of the vehicle will receive a registered letter outlining the consequences of non-payment within a further 45-day period, starting from:

  • the date on which the person concerned signed and accepted the registered letter; or
  • failing that, the date of delivery of the registered letter; or
  • failing that, the date of delivery of the notice by the postal worker.

Contesting the speeding fine

Reason for disputing the fine

The recipient of the speeding fine may deny that they were the person who committed the offence if:

  • the vehicle was being driven by someone else at the time of the offence;
  • the vehicle had been transferred to someone else at the time of the offence;
  • the vehicle had been destroyed at the time of the offence;
  • the vehicle had been rented out to a third party at the time of the offence;
  • the vehicle was not in their keeping at the time of the offence because of theft or fraudulent misappropriation;
  • there is another reason to dispute the fine.

False declarations are punishable by a fine of between EUR 251 and EUR 10,000.

Deadlines to dispute fines

In order to file the dispute, the offender has 45 days as of:

  • the date of the letter; or
  • the day on which they signed for the registered letter; or
  • failing that, the day on which the registered letter was presented to them; or
  • the day on which the notice was delivered by the postal worker.

This 45-day period is extended by one month for non-residents.

Dispute procedure

Applicants must complete, sign and return the dispute form (attached to the fine) to the address of the centre indicated on the fine.

They must attach the required supporting documents, which, depending on the type of dispute, are as follows:

  • the complaint filed in case of theft of the vehicle;
  • a copy of the declaration of destruction of the vehicle;
  • a copy of the contract of sale or rental of the vehicle;
  • proof of the transaction in the road vehicle registry, and proof of the vehicle's owners and keepers;
  • a signed and dated declaration, specifying the surname, first name, date of birth, gender and address of the person they wish to name as the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence.

The dispute may also be filed online through

Lump-sum fine

If no payment is made after the reminder, the fine received for an offence which:

  • results in a reduction of points, will be replaced by a penalty notice;
  • does not result in a reduction of points, results in the payment of a lump-sum fine. This corresponds to twice the amount of the initial fine.

The State prosecutor's decision to impose the lump-sum fine is enforceable.

The offender is informed of the decision regarding the lump-sum fine and their right to dispute that decision by registered letter.

The applicant must pay the fine within 30 days from:

  • the day on which they signed for the registered letter; or
  • failing that, the day on which the registered letter was presented to them; or
  • the day on which the notice was delivered by the postal worker.

In case of non-payment, the amount of the fine is recovered by the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (AED) through:

  • a third-party summons which allows the AED to recover the amount due from financial institutions, notaries, state administrations, ministries or others; or
  • seizure of assets and income.

Prosecution stops as soon as the fine is paid.

Disputing the lump-sum fine

The decision to fine is considered null and void if, within a period of 30 days, the applicant submits a reasoned argument against the fine, which must be accompanied by:

  • the notice of decision regarding the lump-sum fine; or
  • the written, reasoned statement of position; or
  • proof of payment of the lump-sum fine to the Police, to the account specified on the notification letter.

The State prosecutor may drop the case or summon the applicant to appear before the police court. If convicted, the amount of the fine handed down may not be less than the value of the lump-sum fine. If the case is dismissed or it is determined that it will be taken no further, then the offender will be refunded the amount of any deposits that may have been made.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Central Highway Police Unit (UCPR - CSA)

Related procedures and links


Taking the driving test Understanding the points-based driving licence Paying or disputing a standard fine


Legal references

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