Bylaw Notices (BN) are the type of ticket that can be disputed using the Bylaw Adjudication system. Bylaw Notice disputes are reviewed by adjudicators from Mediate BC, appointed by the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Bylaw Notice Dispute Process
Adjudication requests (disputes) for Bylaw Notices must be submitted within 14 days of the issue date, or the opportunity to dispute the ticket will be denied. The cost to dispute a Bylaw Notice is $25 and will be added to the penalty amount if the adjudicator rules that the alleged bylaw infraction did occur. The decision of the adjudicator is final and any appeals would be directed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
How to dispute:
By paper: Fill in the adjudication request on the back of the ticket, and mail or bring it to Municipal Hall within 14 days of the issue date if you wish to dispute a Bylaw Notice.
Online: Complete and submit the online dispute form within 14 days of the issue date if you wish to dispute a Bylaw Notice.
After the adjudication request is filled a Screening Officer will be in contact to assist you. A $25 fee is added to the penalty if an adjudicator finds the contravention did occur and the option to pay the discounted penalty is not longer available. If we do not receive your adjudication request within 14 days of the issue date, the opportunity to dispute your ticket will not be accepted.
Once you dispute, you can only cancel your dispute by paying your ticket at any point before the hearing.
- An adjudicator cannot reduce the ticket amount
- A paid ticket cannot be taken to adjudication
- You must submit a separate application for each dispute
- Disputes will only be considered for valid reasons. Bylaw Notices will not be dimissed for reasons such as: you were unaware of the regulation or you have never received a ticket prior to this violation.
- MTI disputes must be disputed through the B.C. Provincial Court system
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