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To dispute a parking ticket or by-law notice, you or your agent must act within 15 days of ticket issuance. Acting beyond the 15 day period may result in additional fees. Before choosing to dispute a parking or by-law related violation ticket, please be aware of the following:
Penalty Notices (tickets) are issued when there is a violation or contravention of a municipal by-law;
The reason, intent or length of time that the by-law was contravened does not change the fact that there was a contravention;
Being unaware of the regulations does not excuse one from the regulations or penalty;
Signage is not required to provide notice of violations, including general parking regulations;
Photos of the violation are not required to issue a Penalty Notice;
Valid tickets are not cancelled; and
When disputing a ticket, an independent legal process is engaged that is legislatively prescribed to be free from interference. Interference from political or social media sources may result in legal consequences for the ticket recipient and relevant parties.
Should you wish to continue with a ticket dispute, please follow the process as set out below.
If your ticket was issued for any of these offences, you may resolve your dispute online:
This process requires an online booking where the reason for dispute is submitted to the Screening Officer to review. Please ensure you monitor all your email inboxes as a decision is delivered by email within two weeks.Online screening
What to expect from the screening meeting:
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the screening officer, you have up to 15 days after the decision to request a review by an independent hearing officer. The decision of the hearing officer is final. To request a review by a hearing officer, you or your agent must submit a Notice of Intention to Appear at a Hearing Meeting form to the Town of Oakville within 15 days of the screening decision. This form is available by contacting Enforcement Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 905-845-6601.
For more information on your parking ticket please visit the Administrative Penalty System for Parking Violations page.
All hearings are currently being held remotely by teleconference. The next hearing date is scheduled for:
A ticket recipient can provide submissions to email@example.com by 12:00 p.m. one business day prior to the hearing date.
Please note that in person hearings have been suspended until further notice. Please attend remotely using the link and information provided on the scheduled date assigned.
When a person fails to attend a hearing: