New process for challenging a parking ticket coming into effect this Monday
Released: 9:17 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB - A new process for challenging a parking ticket is coming into effect this Monday. These changes are required by the Province through The Municipal By-law Enforcement Act (MBEA), which comes into force on August 8, 2016.
Motorists will no longer attend Provincial Court to challenge parking tickets issued on or after August 8, 2016. Instead, motorists who feel a ticket was issued unfairly or in error will appear before a City of Winnipeg screening officer at the Winnipeg Parking Authority located at 495 Portage Avenue. Motorists will also be able to have a screening conducted online.
A second level of review by a provincially-appointed adjudicator will also be available to the public should they want to contest their ticket further.
Review of a ticket by a City of Winnipeg screening officer is free of charge. If a motorist would like to proceed to a second level of review by a provincially-appointed adjudicator, there will be a fee of $25 which will be refunded if the adjudication is successful.
All existing ticket payment methods (online, by mail or in person at the Parking Authority) will remain the same.