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Parking tickets (Part II Offence Notice)

Parking Tickets (Part II Offence Notice)

A parking ticket or a parking infraction is formally referred to as a Provincial Offences Act (POA) Part II Offence Notice. These offences are issued against a licence plate and not the driver of the vehicle. If you are unsure if you received a parking ticket, please consult our images of sample tickets

Failure to choose one of the options listed or failure to pay your parking ticket within 15 days can result in:

  • Additional costs (court fees or collection fees)
  • Inability to renew your license plate sticker until outstanding fines have been paid
  • Notification to a credit reporting agency
  • Civil enforcement, which may include garnishment of wages and/or bank accounts, fine amounts being added to property tax bills, or registering a lien against property and assets

Pay a Parking Ticket

I RECEIVED A PARKING TICKET AND THE OFFICE IS CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Option 1 - Pay the fine

Paying your tickets on-line

Parking tickets should be paid within 15 days of their issue date. The due date is indicated on the ticket.

  • VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted on-line
  • Pre-paid or reloadable cards or gift cards are not acceptable on-line
  • In order to protect the identity of our clients and safeguard the City of Ottawa assets, a $1.50 service charge applies to each ticket payment in addition to any other service charge applied by your financial institution.

By telephone

You can call the automated payment system at 613-738-7719, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

By mail

Send your payment to:

City of Ottawa

P.O. Box 3450, Station D

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1L4

When sending a payment by mail:

  • We only accept cheques or money orders by mail
  • Cheques and money orders are payable to the City of Ottawa. You must include the ticket number on your payment method
  • Cash or credit card payments are NOT accepted by mail
  • Payments are credited only when received and processed, not the postmarked day
  • Please note that we do not accept responsibility for late delivery of mail. Payment is credited only when it is received at our office, not the postmark date.

Option 2 - Initiate a Review

Please complete the form to initiate a review of your infraction. Completing the form will give you an opportunity to contest your parking ticket. An agent will review and respond within 3 business days. If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your review, you may proceed to Option 3 - Requesting a trial date.

Option 3 - Requesting a trial date

To request a trial, you must fill in the attached Notice of Intention to Appear.

To follow up on a trial request, you can now go online to find out the status of your case.

Parking Infractions

For your reference, below is a list of possible parking infractions.

Due to technical limitations, some parking-related infraction types are abbreviated when printed on your parking infraction notice.  For your reference, below is a list of possible parking infractions written in full. 

To see the corresponding charge in French, click on the language toggle button at the top of this page.

  1. Park within 300m of previous parking space within 1 hour
  2. Stop adjacent to a park between 7:00am and 7:00pm
  3. Stop adjacent to roadway excavation - impede traffic
  4. Stop adjacent to a school between 7:00am and 7:00pm
  5. Park in angled parking space - vehicle front not at curb
  6. Park in angled parking space - vehicle front not at roadway edge
  7. Park in angled parking space - improper angle
  8. Stop in angled parking space - improper angle
  9. Park - not entirely within angled parking space
  10. Park - unauthorized angle parking
  11. Park on a barricaded highway
  12. Stop in a reserved bicycle lane
  13. Park in a bookmobile zone
  14. Stop adjacent to central boulevard
  15. Stop on central boulevard
  16. Park on inner boulevard
  17. Stop on outer boulevard
  18. Stop upon bridge
  19. Stop in a bus zone
  20. Stop in a reserved bus lane
  21. Stop in a bus time point zone
  22. Park on City of Ottawa property in excess of posted time limits
  23. Park on City property known as 170 second Ave for a longer period of time than set out on the sign
  24. Park on City property known as 574 bank St for a longer period of time than set out on the sign
  25. Park on City of Ottawa property in a loading zone
  26. Park on City of Ottawa property in a reserved area
  27. Park on City of Ottawa property in a signed prohibited area
  28. Park on City of Ottawa property in a taxi zone - Lansdowne Park
  29. Stop within crosswalk
  30. Stop within school crosswalk zone between 7:00am and 7:00pm
  31. Park within 15m of the leaving side of a crosswalk controlled by traffic control signal - no intersection
  32. Park within 30m of the approach side of a crosswalk controlled by traffic control signal - no intersection
  33. Stop within turning basin of cul-de-sac
  34. Park in excess of 4 hours - disabled permit
  35. Stop on roadway side of parked vehicle
  36. Park - obstruct vehicle use of driveway
  37. Park in front of driveway
  38. Park vehicle on driveway within 0.3m of sidewalk on west side of Lorne Ave between 109m and 152m north of Somerset St
  39. Park on driveway within 0.5m of sidewalk
  40. Park on driveway within 1.5m of roadway - no sidewalk
  41. Park in front of emergency exit from auditorium
  42. Park in front of emergency exit from hospital
  43. Park in front of emergency exit from hotel
  44. Park in front of emergency exit from nursing home
  45. Park in front of emergency exit from public building
  46. Park in front of emergency exit from theatre
  47. Park in no parking area - central Canada exhibition
  48. Park in no parking area - central Canada exhibition
  49. Park in front of fire hall lot - opposite side of highway
  50. Park within 30m of fire hall lot - opposite side of highway
  51. Park in front of fire hall lot - same side of highway
  52. Park within 8m of fire hall lot - same side of highway
  53. Parked in a designated fire route
  54. Park - interfere with formation of funeral procession
  55. Park in space reserved for physically disabled - no permit
  56. Park vehicle exceeding 6.5m in length between 9:00pm of one day and 7:00am of the following day
  57. Park within 3m of a point on the curb or edge of roadway opposite fire hydrant
  58. Park within 9m of intersection
  59. Park within 15m of intersection
  60. Park within 30m of intersection controlled by traffic control signal
  61. Stop within intersection
  62. Park within 1.5m of laneway
  63. Park in front of laneway
  64. Park - obstruct vehicle use of laneway
  65. Park in front of main entrance to auditorium
  66. Park in front of main entrance to hospital
  67. Park in front of main entrance to hotel
  68. Park in front of main entrance to nursing home
  69. Park in front of main entrance to public building
  70. Park in front of main entrance to theatre
  71. Stop a vehicle on a mall when prohibited
  72. Park at time-expired meter
  73. Park in parking meter space - fail to activate meter
  74. Park in parking meter space - meter hooded
  75. Park - impede ingress to metered parking space
  76. Park - prevent egress from metered parking space
  77. Park - prevent ingress to metered parking space
  78. Park more than 15cm from raised curb - one way traffic
  79. Stop in no stopping area
  80. Park in no parking area
  81. Park - not entirely within parking meter space
  82. Park - not wholly within parking space
  83. Park in excess of posted time limits
  84. Park in excess of 3 hours
  85. Park oversize vehicle in more than one parking space - insufficient coin deposits for meters used
  86. Park in paid parking zone-fail to deposit required fee
  87. Park in paid parking zone-in excess of time shown on receipt
  88. Park in pay & display parking zone-fail to place receipt in position so writing and markings face outward so as to be easily seen from outside vehicle
  89. Park vehicle other than motorcycle-fail to deposit appropriate fee
  90. Park school bus between 9:00pm of one day and 7:00am of following day
  91. Park vehicle in "Brewer Park" between 11:00pm of one day and 7:00am of the next following day
  92. Park vehicle on parkland contrary to posted signs
  93. Ark vehicle/permit vehicle to be parked on parkland in pay and display machine space with expired receipt
  94. Park vehicle on parkland in parking meter space in park without using meter
  95. Park vehicle on parkland in parking meter space indicating expired time paid
  96. Park vehicle on parkland in parking meter space in park without activating meter by turning handle
  97. Park vehicle on parkland in parking meter space in park without depositing coin
  98. Park vehicle on parkland in parking meter space in park without depositing fee
  99. Park vehicle on parkland in parking meter space in park without using parking card
  100. Park vehicle on parkland in pay and display machine space without placing receipt on vehicle dashboard so that it can be easily seen
  101. Park vehicle on parkland except on portion of park specified as parking area
  102. Park vehicle on parkland between 11:00pm of one day and 5:00am of the next following day
  103. Permit holder park in excess of 48 hours
  104. Unauthorized parking - private property (includes expired meters)
  105. Park - area not designated as a parking meter space
  106. Park - prevent removal of previously parked vehicle
  107. Park within 15m of roadway end on dead end highway
  108. Park - roadway width 6m or less
  109. Stop in a school bus loading zone
  110. Stop on sidewalk
  111. Stop over sidewalk
  112. Park - interfere with clearing of snow
  113. Park - interfere with snow removal
  114. Stand in no standing area
  115. Stop adjacent to obstruction in roadway - impede traffic
  116. Park - interfere with highway sweeping
  117. Park more than 15cm from raised curb
  118. Park too far from left limit of highway - one way traffic - no curb
  119. Park too far from right limit of highway - no curb
  120. Stop vehicle on highway - obstruct traffic
  121. Park for purpose of displaying vehicle for sale
  122. Park for purpose of repairing vehicle - non-emergency
  123. Park between 1:00am and 7:00am from November 15 to April 1
  124. Park vehicle on highway during time period prescribed by the general manager
  125. Park facing wrong direction - no curb
  126. Park facing wrong direction - one way traffic - no curb
  127. Park facing wrong direction - one way traffic - raised curb
  128. Park facing wrong direction - raised curb
  129. Park in a diplomatic loading zone - not loading/unloading
  130. Park in a diplomatic loading zone
  131. Park in an excursion loading zone
  132. Park in a hotel loading zone in excess of 15 minutes
  133. Park in a hotel loading zone
  134. Park in a loading zone
  135. Park in motorcycle zone
  136. Park in a police vehicle zone
  137. Park in taxi zone - taxi not occupied
  138. Park in a tour bus zone
  139. Stop in a tour bus zone
  140. Park in a taxi zone - not a taxi