You’re driving down the road, not paying attention to your speedometer, and, in a flash, a snapshot of your vehicle and licence-plate have been captured for an Automated Speed Enforcement ticket or a Red Light Camera ticket. You probably want to forget the moment by paying the ticket in a flash as well. If that’s the case, your speediest option is to pay online rather than mail.
Both the Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) and red-light camera tickets are issued by the Province of Ontario. Due to COVID-19, in-person Provincial Offences Act (POA) court services have been suspended and people’s payment options are limited to either by mail or online.
Every day, the City receives almost 500 pieces of mail for various municipal payments – which is manually opened by hand and processed. And now when you factor incoming ASE payments, Service Ottawa and Revenue Provincial Offences are experiencing a backlog in mail processing and longer wait times on their phone lines, with more callers inquiring about the status of their ticket payments.
Avoid any delays and pay easily and quickly online at paytickets.ca. You can only use your credit on this 24-7 secured site. Delays can result in fees for past-due dates and possibly pose difficulties when renewing your driver’s licence or licence-plate sticker. The paytickets site has a fee of 1.75 per cent on the amount owing on the ticket – with a maximum fee of $3.
The automated speed enforcement cameras started to take photos of speeders in July 2020. The money collected through automated speed enforcement is reinvested back into road safety programs that are part of our Strategic Road Safety Action Program. It’s designed to keep our roads safe, especially for vulnerable road users, like children and older adults, walking or cycling in their own neighbourhoods.
Why not pay your water utility bills and property taxes online?
Check out how to pay your water utility bills and property taxes online too. Visit ottawa.ca to use our secure site for easy credit or debit payment options. Save the stamp, save the envelope and save time. Also, register and open a Service Ottawa account to see your bills online and experience other convenient benefits.