Beware about parking breaches – fines have now gone digital so there will no longer be printed dockets on windshields for offences.

Northern Beaches Council launched the scheme in March, already adopted by 48 out of 128 councils in NSW.

From now on, council officers will capture vehicle details and photos of the offence to then be sent to Revenue NSW through the ‘Print and Post’ service.

Drivers who have been fined will receive a notice via email (or post) within two to three days, and can view any images associated with the fine on the myPenalty page of the Revenue NSW website.

The move came just a week before State Finance Minister Courtney Houssos issued a plea to councils to stop using the digital scheme because of ‘community concerns’ – particularly the ‘timeliness’ of fine notifications. No other councils will be allowed to use digital parking fines until Revenue NSW has done consultation, the minister said.

Meanwhile, Minister Houssos is urging councils who already use the digital scheme to issue a pre-printed card on the windshield notifying a driver of their fine.

Council said it would ‘consider’ the guidance from Revenue NSW when implementing a notification system to inform individuals who will receive a ticketless fine.

“Council continues to issue hardcopy fines in some instances and maintain a physical presence within the community to deter illegal parking. The Print and Post service, while not used exclusively, is an effective tool.”