You can pay your traffic fine at:
16 ARCHIE GUMEDE PLACE
P.O. BOX 1172
Or online at EasyPay by putting in your reference number.
There are a number of regional Metro Police offices you can make payment at depending on your region, see here for the locations and contact details.
Remember Metro Police is not part of SAPS, it is the city's police unit.
The Metro Police's FAQ has a lot of useful information about the department.
The general fine process:
You get a small ticket, usually under your windscreen wiper, with the fine details, amount, where to pay it, and the due date.
If you haven’t paid by the time the date comes around (usually 30 days from the date of the ticket issue), it triggers the next process, a white letter, which is the first official step to let you know you are now in the system and a process has kicked off. it would seem the window between the white letter and its payment due date is 25 days.
If you haven't paid your fine by the due date of the white letter, a blue letter is generated and posted to you.
If you do not make payment by the due date on the blue letter, a yellow summons is posted to you. This will also have a payment due date, and being a summons and not a letter, is when things are starting to get serious
Finally, you are served the yellow summons in person. Apparently at this point you are asked to sign it, and it will contain an absolute payment date and you’ll be issued with a court date. It would appear that the payment deadline will be quite before the court date, and if payment is then not made in time it automatically triggers an arrest warrant. You are then in risk of being arrested. You will also, on signing the summons, have to appear in court on the court date given, and missing this will also result in arrest. At court you will be required to explain why payment of the fine has not been made, and represent any extenuating circumstances concerning your case.
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