Tickets & Parking

Provincial Offences Notice

Hamilton Municipal Parking Services (HMPS) Operations

Certain aspects of the City’s parking service have been amended to assist with the needs of the community, such as self-isolation, working from home, and caring for others, while continuing to ensure road safety, availability of parking, and safe traffic circulation.

  • Payment will be required and enforced at all parking meters and lots. The first 30 minutes at meters will be free until further notice.
    As a security measure, payment will still be required for vehicles parking in the Convention Centre Garage and the York Parkade

  • In person renewal of monthly permits at all Service Centres, including 80 Main Street West, is suspended until further notice.
  • For the general public, all permits must be renewed for the month of June if your March, April or May permit has or is set to expire. Permits can be paid for over the phone utilizing a Visa or Mastercard by calling 905-540-6000, or by cheque dropped through the mail slot located at the front entrance of 80 Main Street West location. A Customer Service Representative will assist you in the mailing out or pick-up of your permit. Your current permit will continue to be honoured in all municipal parking lots until May 31, 2020.
  • For all city employees, your permit will continue to be renewed through payroll deductions or pre-authorized payment on the normal schedule. For employees who renew monthly in person at any of our service centres, May and June permits can be paid for over the phone utilizing a Visa or Mastercard by calling 905-540-6000, or by cheque dropped through the mail slot located at the front entrance of 80 Main Street West location. A Customer Service Representative will assist you in the mailing out or pick-up of your permit. Your current permit will continue to be honoured in all municipal parking lots until May 31, 2020.

  • In-person payment of parking fines is suspended until further notice. However payment can still be made online via www.paytickets.ca or by mail as printed on back of tickets. Note that administrative fees will still be applied to unpaid tickets.
  • Disputing of a parking fine in-person is suspended until further notice. The public can continue to dispute a parking fine by email [email protected] or phone 905-540-6000. Additional Information pertaining to the applicable administration fees, amount increases, and dispute process can be found on the Penalty Notice.

Until further notice, enforcement of the following parking regulations has been suspended:

  • 12-hour time limit for parking on City streets.
  • On-street signed time limit regulations such as 1, 2 and 3 hour time limits in residential areas.
  • Time limit exemption permits for City Streets with posted time limits.
  • Parking related fines for vehicles with expired Ontario License Plate Stickers.
  • Commercial Vehicle Time Limit Regulation for vehicles that may need to remain on street during this time.

The above parking offences may still be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety, and/or of community concern exists. This includes No Stopping and No Parking Offences. Parking Enforcement Officers will continue to have discretion to use enforcement tools as necessary to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.

Staff will continue to enforce parking regulations at highly visited public sites, such as Waterfalls.

Enforcement that may result in the towing of vehicles is being limited to priority safety concerns inclusive of blocked driveways/approaches.

For any inquires relating to these services, contact [email protected] or 905-540-6000.

 

Some Provincial Offences administered by the City of Hamilton are:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Seatbelt infractions
  • Trespassing
  • Liquor
  • Municipal By-laws
  • Other statutes

You have three different options for resolving an Offence Notice:

  • pay your offence notice
  • request an early resolution
  • request a trial

Hamilton Provincial Offences courtrooms and administration office at 50 Main St. E. are closed. Court appearances scheduled until July 3, 2020 will be adjourned and rescheduled to a later date. Do not attend court. Statutory timelines have been extended, including time to exercise your options on the Offence Notice (ticket). All provincial offences trials are being rescheduled. If you are a defendant, a notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court. If you were summoned to appear in court for a provincial offence during the State of Emergency, you do not need to attend, as the matter will be rescheduled.

If you have any questions about the scheduling of your Provincial Offences Act offence, please contact the Hamilton Provincial offences office at 905-540-5592 or via email at [email protected].

For more information visit the Government of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General website.

 

You can pay your offence notice in one of the following ways:

1. Online

Pay your ticket online

  • There is a $3 non-refundable convenience fee added to online payments.
  • It takes up to three business days to process your payment and update the court records.
  • It can take up to five business days to update the Ministry of Transportation records.

2. In person

Pay your fine to:

Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

  • You can pay by cash, cheque, money order, debit or credit card when you pay in person.
  • You can pay by cheque, money order or credit card when you pay by mail.
  • You must include or bring your offence notice, notice of fine and due date or the ticket number with your payment.

3. Phone

Call 905-540-5592

  • Have your ticket number and credit card information available when you call.

If you need more time to pay your fine, complete the Application to Extend Time to Pay Fine (DOC, 126 KB)

You can request an early resolution to meet with the prosecutor and discuss the charge. Follow these steps to request an early resolution:

By mail or in person

  1. Check off the Request for Meeting box on the back of the offence notice.
     
  2. Record any change in your address information at the bottom on the back of the offence notice.
     
  3. If you require an interpreter for your meeting, indicate the language required on the back of the offence notice.
     
  4. Mail or bring your offence notice to:
    Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
    50 Main Street East
    Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9
     
  5. You will be sent a notice of the date, time and location of your early resolution meeting.

Online

Depending on your case, you may be able to request a meeting online to discuss your ticket with a prosecutor before going to trial.

Request a meeting to discuss your case:

  1. Visit the online system
  2. Enter the information on the ticket or notice
  3. Click on “Request an early resolution meeting”
  4. Include all information, including your email address and phone number
  5. Submit your request

If you fail to attend the Early Resolution meeting, the court might enter a conviction.

You can appear in court to plead not guilty. Submit the Notice of Intention to Appear Form (DOC, 64 KB) in person at:

Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

You can check the status of all tickets or fines, issued under the Provincial Offences Act.

You cannot check the status of tickets or fines for:

  • criminal matters
  • parking tickets
  • cases under appeal
  • cases with publication bans
  • charges involving anyone under 16 years of age

For more information, visit POA Online Services

If you wish to file an appeal or make a Charter application, you will need three copies of the transcript of the court proceedings.

How to order a transcript of court proceedings

  • Fill out a Order for Transcript (PDF, 17 KB) | Commande de Transcription (PDF, 17 KB)
  • Submit your transcript order in person at 50 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Room 110 or as otherwise arranged. You will be required to pay the minimum deposit of $20 at the time of ordering. 
  • Need to order a digital audio recording of proceedings? Fill out a Defendant Audio Request Form (PDF, 157 KB) | Counsel or Licensed Paralegal Audio Request Form (PDF, 225 KB)
  • If your matter is lengthy, you will be contacted by a court reporter regarding a larger deposit before production of your transcript begins.
  • You will be contacted when the transcript is complete and ready for pick up. Information will also be provided regarding any balance or refund that may be owed. Please pick up the transcript and finalize your account in person or as otherwise arranged with the court reporter who contacts you.

Note: Full payment is required for all outstanding invoices after a transcript order has been completed even if, for any reason, the transcript is no longer required. Cancellation of orders must be provided in writing by fax, email, or in person. A full refund will be provided if the order has not been processed. You will be responsible for any amount owing for partial production at the time of cancellation, if production has already begun.

Description Cost
1st certified copy $4.30 per page or $20, whichever is greater
Each additional certified copy $0.55 per page or $20, whichever is greater
Uncertified electronic copy ordered at time of order No charge
Uncertified electronic copy ordered at any other time $20 per transcript

Recording of digital audio of proceedings
Note: All orders for digital audio recordings are subject to Access Policies and may require an order by the presiding justice of the peace

Single day’s recording per case: $22

Multiple day recordings per case: $22 for first day requested, $10.50 for each additional day of same case if ordered at same time (must have already taken place to be processed as a single transaction)

Transcript fees as legislated in Ontario Regulation 94/14 effective May 1, 2014.

For further inquiries regarding transcript orders, contact 905-546-2424 ext. 6297 or [email protected].

Hamilton Police Service

If you have been charged with speeding by a Hamilton Police Service officer and the officer used a radar or laser device to obtain the speed reading, you can obtain a copy of the relevant manual for the device used by clicking on the link to the manual. The officer's notes will indicate what device the officer used.

Ontario Provincial Police

If you have been charged with speeding by an Ontario Provincial Police officer and the officer used a radar or laser device to obtain the speed reading, you can obtain a copy of the relevant operating and testing sections of the manual for the device used by clicking on the link to the manual. The officer’s notes will indicate what device the officer used.

The Ontario Court of Justice has developed a Guide to Appeals in Provincial Offences Cases, providing general information about court process for appeals under the Provincial Offences Act.

View or print these forms that can be used in court proceedings. Bring any required forms to:

Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

If you require information to assist you to complete these forms, contact or visit us at:
Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9
Phone: 905-540-5592