The Administrative Penalty System (APS) is a new way to pay and dispute parking and by-law tickets and penalty notices. This system allows the town to manage disputes over parking tickets instead of the provincial courts
Penalty notices (tickets) are issued for parking and by-law violations within the Town of Oakville. Penalties are reviewed through the annual budget process and can be found under the town's rates and fees. Penalties are listed for parking violations (pdf), and non-parking violations (pdf).
If you receive a parking or by-law penalty notice you have two options:
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the screening officer, you have up to 15 days of the decision to request a review by a hearing officer. The decision of the hearing officer is final.
Prior to APS, ticket disputes were handled through the judicial system, and it could take up to a year to receive a hearing date in court. Under APS, ticket disputes are handled at Town Hall through initial screening meetings and hearing reviews.
With APS replacing the judicial process for appealing parking tickets, valuable provincial court time will be made available for more serious matters.
Tickets and penalty notices issued under APS may be issued at the time of the violation or may be mailed, faxed or emailed.
If you do not respond to the ticket or penalty notice by the due date — either by paying the penalty or scheduling an initial screening meeting — you automatically waive your right to a review, and the administrative penalty is deemed affirmed and not subject to review.
Failure to respond will also result in additional administrative fees. Administrative fees for processing parking penalties have been established as follows:
Administrative fees for processing by-law penalties have been established as follows:
Check answers to frequently asked questions or contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).