Bylaw Notice Dispute Process


Get the facts before you act

Before you apply to dispute a parking ticket, keep these things in mind:

  • A paid ticket can't be disputed.
  • An adjudicator can't reduce the ticket amount.
  • Fewer than 5% of tickets adjudicated are cancelled.
  • A $25 fee is charged in addition to your ticket if your adjudication process is unsuccessful.
  • The adjudicator makes a decision based on facts. Personal circumstances are not considered.

Submit a separate application for each ticket you choose to dispute. 

Online Ticket Dispute Form

Did you get a notice by mail?

You may get a notice in the mail about a parking ticket that you did not receive on your vehicle. You will be required to pay this ticket using the Bylaw Notice Ticket Payment process.

Broken parking meters

  • To avoid a ticket, don't park at a broken meter
  • To report a broken meter, call 250-755-4468 and provide the meter number

Parts of a Parking Ticket

These are the parts of a City of Nanaimo violation ticket.

1. Vehicle Licence Number
2. Violation Date
3. Violation Time
4. Ticket Number


Last updated: September 6, 2019

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