Dispute Your Ticket or Bylaw Infraction Notice
You can dispute your ticket if you feel there is a good reason why you should not have received the ticket or bylaw notice.
To do so, fill in the adjudication request on the back of the ticket and mail, email or bring it to the Village Office within 14 days of the issue date. Be sure to include your name, a daytime phone number, and the reason you are disputing your ticket. If it is beyond 14 days of the issue date, your opportunity to dispute the ticket is lost.
If you pay the ticket within 14 days, you will receive a discount. If you dispute your ticket and it is upheld after adjudication, you will no longer qualify for this discount and will have to pay the full amount of the ticket plus an adjudication fee of $25.
Bylaw tickets are not dismissed for frivolous reasons, such as:
- you were unaware of the regulation
- no one else has received a ticket for a similar violation
- you have never received a ticket for this violation before
The adjudication process:
A screening officer will contact you to review the details of your dispute. The screening officer will either confirm or dismiss the ticket, based on ticket screening policy. If the ticket is confirmed you may elect to pay the regular fine amount or elect to have your dispute go to adjudication.
After the screening officer review, if you choose to go forward to adjudication, you will be contacted by a dispute co-ordinator to set the date of the adjudication hearing. You can choose your preferred method of participation: in person, by phone, or in writing.
At the hearing, an independent adjudicator will determine if the bylaw infraction occurred or not. If the adjudicator determines an infraction occurred, you will need to pay the full amount of the ticket, plus a $25 adjudication fee. If the adjudicator determines no bylaw violation occurred, you will not have to pay the fine or adjudication fee.