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Why are there two amounts on my ticket?
Two different dollar amounts are shown at the bottom of every ticket. The set fine and the total payable. The difference between the two amounts is called a Victim Fine Surcharge. It is imposed by the provincial government and added to every fine given under the provincial Offences Act. The surcharge proceeds are used to maintain and expand services to victims of crime.
What if I need more time to pay a Provincial Offences fine?
Visit the Provincial Offences Court Office to fill out a form requesting an extension of time to pay the fine. Include your ticket information, how much you have paid to date and the specific date you want it extended to, etc. The form is submitted to a Justice of the Peace. You may be required to see the Justice of the Peace to give a verbal explanation.
Do I have outstanding fines and how much in fines do I owe?
Call or visit the Provincial Offences Court Office to find out if you have outstanding fines and how much in fines you owe. Be sure to have the offence notice number, or your driver's licence ready so staff can better assist you.
How many demerit points do I have?
The demerit point system is administered by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO). For driver and vehicle information call the local MTO office at 519 753-0352 or visit the office located at 325-A West Street, Brantford.
I just found out that my drivers license is suspended. Why and how do I get it back?
If you failed to pay your fine by the due date, and haven't requested a time extension to pay, your drivers licence will be suspended and a $20 fee is added to your fine. You will be notified of this suspension by a letter from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO). In order to get your driver's licence back you will first need to visit any Provincial Offences Court Office and pay all outstanding fines holding it under suspension. Wait three or four days then go to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) office in your area and pay the $150 reinstatement fee. The Ministry of Transportation will advise when you can drive.
Who can issue Provincial Offences Notices (tickets)?
There are several enforcement agencies in the Brantford service area who can issue notices (tickets), including; -Ontario Provincial Police -Brantford Police -Six Nations Police -Brantford Fire Department -City and Brant County By-law, licensing, building and property standards enforcement officers -Brant County building enforcement officers -Provincial Ministries of Consumer and Business, Environment, Finance, Labour, Natural Resources, Transportation and Health -Grand Erie Board of Education -SPCA -Workplace Safety and Insurance Board -Brant County Health Unit
What do Provincial Offences Court Offices do?
Accept payment of provincial offences fines Schedule and support Provincial Offences trials Intake services such as walk-in guilty pleas, re-opening applications, extensions of time, etc. Manage filing of Provincial Offences Act appeals Answer general inquiries about the Provincial Offences Act
I don't agree with the outcome of my trial, how do I get a new one?
If you are convicted at your trial and you don't agree with the Justice of the Peace's decision, you can file an appeal for a new trial. Complete and submit the appeal forms at the Provincial Offences Court Office within 15 days after you are convicted for part I and II provincial offence or within 30 days after you have been convicted for a part III summons to court. You will be mailed a Notice of Time and Place of appeal.
What are the different types of Provincial Offences Notices?
There are three different types of provincial offences notices. Part I - a ticket that is issued to an individual Part II - a parking infraction Part III - a summons including a court date
Can I wait and pay my fines when I renew my sticker for my plate?
No, failure to pay your fine will result in the suspension of your driver's licence.
I received a notice. Why is the amount on my notice more than the amount on my ticket?
Failure to pay by the due date results in additional court fees. Once the fine is transferred to collections it accumulates additional fees making the amount on your notice more than the amount on the original ticket.
Can I go to jail instead of paying my fine?
No, this is not an option available.
Can I pay my "City of Brantford" parking ticket online?
No, City of Brantford parking tickets can only be paid at the Parking Enforcement Office at 59 Icomm Drive, Brantford, Ontario N3S 7N5. The enforcement office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A mail drop at this location is accessible 24 hours a day. Do not send cash in the mail, if payment is mailed cheques and money orders are accepted.
What if I need more time to pay a Provincial Offences fine that was sent to collections?
Call or visit the Provincial Offences Court Office. You will be required to fill out a form requesting an extension of time to pay. Your form is submitted to a Justice of the Peace. You must call the Provincial Offences Court Office within one week to find out if an extension was granted by the Justice of the Peace. You may be required to see the Justice of the Peace to give a verbal explanation.
How can I have outstanding fines if I was able to renew my sticker for my plate?
Sticker renewal only renews your plate, not your driver's licence.
What are Provincial Offences?
Non-criminal charges primarily laid by police and city by-law enforcement that include, but are not limited to those committed under the following: -Highway Traffic Act - such as speeding, careless driving, not wearing a seat belt, G1 licence violations -Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act - such as failing to surrender your insurance, possessing a fake or invalid insurance card, -Liquor Licence Act - such as being intoxicated in a public place or selling alcohol to a minor -Trespass to Property Act - such as entering premises when entry is prohibited or failing to leave premises after being directed to do so -City by-laws - such as infractions under Brantford's noise, smoking, taxi and animal care by-laws -Occupational Health and Safety - such as failing to provide safe working conditions -Ministry of Environment violations - such as spills and emissions -Building Code Act - such as property standards