Received Parking Ticket?
The primary reason for receiving a parking violation notice (i.e. yellow parking ticket) is because your vehicle was illegally parked on private property and/or in violation of a property’s parking rules.
Important information about Parking Violation Notices
If you have received a yellow parking violation notice, you have two options: pay your parking violation or request a review online or in-person within 15 days
If you do not pay or dispute your parking ticket (i.e. Parking Violation Notice) within 15 days of the date of violation, a Notice of Impending Conviction (NIC) will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. At this point you can still dispute your ticket or pay the fine
If you do not respond by the due date on the NIC, a Notice of Fine and Due Date (NFDD) showing the set fine, plus court costs will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. This will result in an automatic conviction that is registered with the Ministry of Transportation
This means, if the set fine including the additional court costs is not paid by the due date shown on the NFDD, the offence becomes eligible for plate denial. The matter then goes to the Ministry of Transportation and the Municipality in which the ticket was issued is no longer involved.
What are your options?
You have two options after receiving a ticket: you may pay the ticket to municipality in which you received your ticket or dispute the ticket (request review of the ticket). All municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area have a process to dispute the parking violation. The Administrative Penalty System makes requesting a review faster, easier and more convenient.
Do I have to pay the penalty on my ticket if I am requesting a review?
If you request a review, do not pay your parking violation until a decision has been made by a Screening Officer. Payment made before a Screening Review will void your review because your case will be considered resolved
If you have received a ticket in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga or the City of Brampton, you may select the corresponding tab to learn more about the your options. These options may be found at the back of the ticket.
If you have received a ticket outside of Toronto, Mississauga or Brampton, please look at the back of the ticket for your dispute and payment options. Alternatively, contact the municipality’s bylaw enforcement or parking enforcement agency if you are unsure what to do.