Tickets Frequently Asked Questions
Does it cost me to go to court?
If the Justice of the Peace finds in your favour, there is no cost to you. If the ticket is upheld, you must pay the fine amount as directed by the Justice of the Peace including any additional charges assigned. If you fail to appear in court, the Justice may find in the City's favour and additional court costs may be added. If the ticket is not paid on time the above scenario of conviction costs, and MTO costs will be applied.Categories: Parking, Tickets
How do I dispute my ticket?
The City of Niagara Falls operates a "First Attendance Office" as prescribed in the Provincial Offences Act. This office will review any parking violation issued by the City of Niagara Falls. You or your agent must appear in person and fill out a review form so staff may accurately check all information provided by you.Staff will review all information and respond as promptly as possible.Categories: Parking, Tickets
How do I pay my ticket?
Online using PayPal or your Credit Card
Pay your parking ticket here!
Note: A $1.50 convenience fee will apply to online payments
Finance Division - Main Floor
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Payment Method: Cash, Cheque, Money Order, Interac
(DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL)
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6X5
Payment Method: Cheque, Money Order
(Please quote infraction number on the face of your cheque)
For Cheque Payments
Make cheques or money orders payable to: The City of Niagara FallsCategories: Parking, Tickets
I received an Infraction, who can I contact to get more information about the options available to me?
For General inquiries call
(905) 356-7521 extension 4960
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.In Person
MacBain Centre - Customer Service desk
7150 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, OntarioCategories: Parking, Tickets
What happens at court?
You will present y our case before a Justice of the Peace. The City of Niagara Falls will have a representative in court, as well as the officer to provide information relative to the issuance of the ticket. Please keep in mind, that the Justice of the Peace will make a decision only on the ticket issued. If you have concerns about the by-law it is issued under, this aspect is not addressed by the court during a parking infraction trial.Categories: Parking, Tickets
What if I don't pay my ticket on time?
The City of Niagara Falls will issue a "Notice of Impending Conviction" to the registered owner of the vehicle. This notice will be sent out approximately 15 days after the ticket was issued. The notice indicates that a "conviction" charge ($16.00) will be registered on the violation if not addressed within the time frame stated on the notice. Should the violation not get paid after the conviction is registered, the City will forward this past due amount, plus the conviction to the Ministry of Transportation for collection. The violation amount, conviction cost and a $20.00 processing costs is applied to your vehicle license plate. You must pay this amount prior to renewing your license.For Example: Parking Violation Original Amount: $20.00 Conviction Cost $16.00 MTO Costs $20.00 Payable on License Renewal: $56.00Please pay your tickets on time, and avoid extra costs. Categories: Parking, Tickets
What if I want to take my ticket to a hearing?
You must attend MacBain Community Centre in person to request a hearing. Information regarding this is on the back of your parking infraction. You will be able to review the ticket with a screening officer prior to setting up a hearing date. If you are acting on behalf of the vehicle owner, you are considered an agent, and written permission from the owner of the vehicle is required. If you are requesting a hearing as the ticket recipient (other than owner) the registered owner of the vehicle will also be notified of the hearing date. City staff will look after all details. We will set a court date and advise you by mail.Categories: Parking, Tickets