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20.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), a vehicle to which an immobilisation device has been fixed in accordance with this Order shall be released from that device on payment of the relevant charges.

(2) In paragraph (1) “relevant charges” means—

(a)the penalty charge payable if a penalty charge notice was fixed to the vehicle;

(b)any amount recoverable from the owner of the vehicle under Article 15; and

(c)such charge in respect of the immobilisation and release of the vehicle as may be prescribed.

(3) A vehicle to which an immobilisation device has been fixed in accordance with this Order may only be released from the device by or under the direction of a person authorised by the [F1enforcement authority ] .

(4) A person who, without being authorised to do so in accordance with this Article removes or attempts to remove an immobilisation device fixed to the vehicle in accordance with this Order shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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F1Words in arts. 5-28 (except arts. 8(3)(4), 18(6), 21(8), 24(1)) substituted (1.4.2015) by Off-street Parking (Functions of District Councils) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 3), art. 1(8), Sch. para. 8

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I1Art. 20 wholly in force at 30.10.2006; art. 20(2) in force at 20.8.2005 see art. 1(2); art. 20(1)(3)(4) in force at 30.10.2006 by S.R. 2006/347, art. 2, Sch.

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