Paying or contesting a fine when caught by a speed camera


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

Anyone committing a traffic offence is liable for:

  • either a fine, when caught by a speed camera, for any speeding-related offence;
  • 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 or to respond to the penalty notice.

Depending on the number received, the offender must manually select the right disputing option for their circumstances.

Who is concerned

The keeper/owner of a vehicle caught committing offences under the Highway Code is likely to receive a notice of offence.

They may then:

  • admit to having committed the offence in question;
  • 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

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, which may range from EUR 49 to EUR 145, depending on the seriousness 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 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. The passengers and other vehicles will be blurred out of the photo.

Paying the speeding fine

Any person who acknowledges committing an offence captured by a fixed or mobile speed camera must pay the resulting fine within 45 days by bank transfer to the following account: IBAN: LU67 1111 0127 5952 0000 - BIC: CCPLLULL; beneficiary: Police Grand-Ducale).

Payment may also be made in cash at any post office in Luxembourg, or at any police station (in cash, or possibly by credit card).

Cheques and transfer orders issued by foreign banks and sent by post are not accepted. The 45-day period is extended by one month for non-residents.

Offenders caught by a speed camera may also pay their fines online or using Digicash.

Second notice

If no payment or response is received within the allotted 45 days, the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle receives a registered letter explaining the consequences of failing to pay within 45 days of:

  • the date on which the person concerned signed for the registered letter; or
  • failing that, the date of presentation 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 owing to it being stolen or fraudulently used at the time of the offence;
  • there is another reason to challenge the fine.
Declarations made with fraudulent intent or the intent to cause damage are punishable with a fine ranging from EUR 251 to EUR 10,000.

Deadline for challenges

To lodge the challenge, the offender has 45 days as of:

  • the date of the letter; or
  • the day on which they signed for the registered letter; or
  • 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 deadline is extended by one month for non-residents.

Challenge procedure

If the recipient still wishes to challenge the fine, they must complete, sign and return the challenge form to the address of the centre, as shown on the notice of the fine.

They must include all necessary supporting documents to support their challenge – namely, depending on the type of challenge:

  • 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 challenge may also be filed online through

Lump-sum fine

If the recipient fails to pay the fine after receiving the reminder letter:

  • the fine received for an offence entailing a loss of licence points is replaced by a penalty notice;
  • the fine received for an offence not entailing a loss of licence points is replaced by lump-sum fine which is double the amount of the original 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 challenge 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
  • 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 fine is recovered by the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (Administration de l'enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA) by means of a third-party debt order or seizure of property and income. Any action by the State ceases once the fine is paid.

Challenging the lump-sum fine

The decision to fine is considered null and void if, within a period of 45 days, the applicant submits a reasoned argument against the fine, which must be accompanied by:

  • the notice of decision regarding the lump-sum fine;
  • the written, reasoned statement of position;
  • 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.

Forms / Online services

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