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If you commit a criminal offence in the Netherlands, you may be imposed a minimum fine of €3 and a maximum fine of €830,000. There are 6 categories of criminal offences. The category determines the maximum amount of the fine. The court will set the exact amount of the fine.
Penalty fine levels
The penalty fine levels of the most common minor offences are listed in the Public Prosecution Service's Fines Database (in Dutch). This database does not list offences that cause damage or personal injury.
Minor traffic offences and speeding offences are dealt with under administrative law, on an out-of-court basis. The amount of a traffic fine depends on the offence. Fines are higher if the offences are more serious. You pay the traffic fine to the Central Fine Collection Agency (Centraal Justitieel Incasso Bureau, CJIB). The fine will be sent by post. Fines over €225 can be paid in installments. If you disagree with the fine, you can lodge an appeal against the decision (online) to the public prosecutor.
Receive digital traffic fines
If you are an entrepreneur with a large vehicle fleet who often receives fines from CJIB that can be passed on to employees or clients, you can opt to receive them digitally. You then send the fines to your employees or clients yourself. Please contact CJIB (in Dutch) for more information.
View and pay traffic fines online
If you have received a traffic fine, you can check it online at CJIB's online service counter (in Dutch). You can also view any associated images, check other relevant information, as well as challenge or pay your fine there. To be able to do so, you do need DigiD identification.
Fine imposed by an inspection service
A government inspection service may impose an administrative fine on you. You pay the fine to the CJIB. If you disagree with an administrative fine, you can lodge an objection to the inspection service that sent you the administrative fine.