Tickets & Parking

Provincial Offences Notice

Hamilton Municipal Parking Services (HMPS) Operations Update - March 24, 2020
As the City of Hamilton continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, 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. Starting on Wednesday March 25, the City will also be modifying its parking services in response to the provincial order respecting essential services.

Parking Lots and Parking Meters

  • Enforcement of payment at Parking Meters and Municipal Car Parks will no longer continue.
  • As a security measure, payment will still be required for vehicles parking in the Convention Centre Garage and the York Parkade.

Monthly Permits and On-Street Permits

  • In person renewal of monthly permits at all Service Centres, including 80 Main Street West, is suspended until further notice. Permits will continue to be renewed by phone 905-540-6000 or email [email protected] for further information.
  • For any permits that are scheduled to expire at the end of March or April 2020, the deadline for renewals will be extended to April 30, 2020.
  • All pre-authorized payments for monthly permits will continue to be processed based on the normal schedule.
  • All on-street regulation change requests will be suspended until further notice.

Payment of Fines and Disputing of Fines

  • In-person payment of parking fines is suspended until further notice. However payment can still be made online via 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.

Parking Enforcement
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

All Provincial Offences Act (POA) matters (e.g., traffic tickets and offences under provincial legislation) scheduled until May 29, 2020 will be rescheduled to a later date. If you have a matter scheduled during this time, you do not need to attend court. This applies to all POA courts in Ontario. A notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court. For more information visit

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.


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].

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