AARTO Explained

Applying for the revocation of enforcement order

Due to the presumption of service in Section 30(2) of the AARTO Act, it sometimes happens that an enforcement order is issued while the alleged infringer is oblivious to the fact that an infringement notice and courtesy letter has been generated and posted to him, her or it.

Where this happens, an alleged infringer may apply to have the enforcement order revoked. This must be done using an AARTO 14 application for revocation of enforcement order form, which is SOMETIMES available in a useable way at the aarto.gov.za website (click on the “enforcement order” button)

BEWARE! For reasons best known to the authorities, ALL AARTO FORMS ARE SET TO EXPIRE within ever-shorter time frames and, as is to be expected, the authorities take a while to realise this . Once a prescribed form expires, it is no longer useable. Even if it opens in your web browser after downloading, you will not be able to print it!

Where else do these bright sparks think anyone would have gone to download the EXPIRED form in the first place?

Sometimes such applications are successful, sometimes not and there is not way of telling what the prospects for success are. If you are not in a hurry to renew a driving licence, professional driving permit or vehicle licence disc, it may be worthwhile trying to have the enforcement order revoked.

If you are in a hurry, regrettably, this option may prove to be cumbersome and time-consuming, with no assured prospect for success.

Now read: the points demerit system.