City of Toronto launches online parking ticket appeal process

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WATCH ABOVE: Starting Monday, the City of Toronto has changed the rules affecting drivers who get parking and other street tickets. The move is giving those with yellow notices a chance to make their case in person or online. Sean O'Shea reports – Aug 28, 2017

If you receive a parking ticket in Toronto, you will now be able to file an appeal online with the City as violations will no longer be handled through the provincial court system.

The appeal process changed on Monday as the City of Toronto launched a new website to dispute tickets, also known as parking violation notices.

In order to request a review, you need your parking violation number, name and licence plate, driver’s licence or registrant identification number to access the ticket on the website.

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As a part of the review, the City of Toronto said you need to write why you believe the ticket should be cancelled, why the fees should be cancelled or why you need additional time to pay the ticket.

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City of Toronto screening officers will review your submission and will uphold, change or cancel the penalty. If you don’t agree with the decision, you can request within a 15-day time frame a second and final review by a city council-appointed administrative penalty tribunal hearing officer.

Appeals will still be able to be filed in-person at Metro Hall (55 John St.) or North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge St.) and you have the online option of booking a meeting time in advance.

Before Monday, ticket appeals were handled through provincial courts. Last year more than two million tickets were issued.

Meanwhile, if you want to pay the ticket, you can do so online, by mail or attend in person.

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