Discussing your ticket
If you choose to go to trial, you may be able to schedule a meeting with a Prosecutor before a trial date is set to discuss the charge. This is available for tickets issued by the Ottawa Police, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OC Transpo, By-law and others.
For parking tickets you may choose to discuss your matter at a First Attendance Facility (FAF).
First Attendance Facility (FAF)
These facilities, located at our Provincial Offences Court Office locations are in place to give the parking ticket recipient the opportunity to resolve the matter as an alternative from having to go to trial.
Responding once you receive a ticket
When you are issued a Provincial Offence Notice, you must inform the court of which of the three options you wish to choose within 15 days of the date you received the notice.
If you don't agree with the outcome of your trial, get a new one or request an appeal
Complete all the necessary appeal forms and submit them to the Provincial Courthouse at 161 Elgin Street (within 15 days after you are convicted for Part I and II provincial offences, or within 30 days after you are convicted for a Part III summons to court). You will then be mailed a notice of trial for your appeal hearing.
Note: Fines should be paid prior to appeal
Unable to attend the set trial date
File an Adjournment Application at one of the Provincial Offences Court Offices. This must be done as soon as possible and at least 10 business days prior to the set date.
Change of address and receiving your Notice of Trial
The Notice of Trial is sent to the address listed on the ticket or to the registered owner’s address at the time of the offence. Proceed to the Provincial Offences Court Office and re-submit a Notice of Intention to Appear, with the new address listed.