Bylaw Tickets

Our Bylaw, Regulation and Security Division issues two types of tickets: Bylaw Offence Notices and Bylaw Violation Tickets. The Bylaw Ticket is used for most traffic related offences and will be issued for most regulatory Bylaw offences. The Bylaw Violation Ticket and Information is used when a higher penalty is needed and can be issued for repeated offences or specific violations.

Sample printed Bylaw Offence Notice

Sample written Bylaw Offence Notice

Sample Bylaw Violation Ticket

What can you do if you get a Bylaw Ticket?

Depending on whether the ticket is a Bylaw Ticket or a Bylaw Violation Ticket there are different processes to go through.

How to pay your ticket online

How to dispute a Bylaw Ticket

Bylaw Ticket

If you chose not to dispute the notice:

  • and the ticket is unpaid after 28 days, a late penalty amount will be applied to the fine as indicated on the Notice and the full amount will be payable immediately

If you choose to dispute the notice:

  • you have 14 calendar days from the receipt of the notice to file the dispute
  • the matter will be heard by a Provincial appointed Adjudicator at an Adjudication Hearing held in the City’s Service and Resource Centre located at 411 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, BC
  • if you are unsuccessful in the dispute, you will be liable to pay an additional administration fee of $25.00 in addition to the Bylaw Offence Notice penalty

Bylaw Violation Ticket and Information

If you choose not to dispute the ticket:

  • within 30 days, the ticket will be treated as not disputed and you will be deemed to owe the City the prescribed fine

If you chose to dispute the ticket:

  • you must file the dispute within 30 days
  • the matter will be heard in Provincial Court located at 35 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC
  • if you are unsuccessful in the dispute, the fine amount is payable immediately

Contact Us

Bylaw Information 250-755-4422 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm weekdays

Last updated: September 2, 2021

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