Dispute a TicketBylaw Violation Notice Dispute
The City of Richmond employs the Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System, which allows the City and the recipients to deal with disputes covering alleged bylaw violations for parking, dog licences, newspaper boxes, grease management, at the local level, rather than through the Provincial Court System.
How the Adjudication Process Works
The adjudication process can take 2 to 3 months to finalize.
Once you apply for an adjudication hearing, you can only cancel your application by paying your ticket at any point before the hearing.
- An adjudicator cannot reduce the ticket amount
- The issuing bylaw officer does not need to attend the hearing
- A $25 fee is charged in addition to your ticket if the ticket is upheld
- You must submit a separate application for each ticket you choose to dispute
- A paid ticket cannot be taken to adjudication.
The City’s evidence package will be sent to you prior to the hearing for your review.
Present your Evidence
You can present your own evidence at your scheduled hearing for the adjudicator to consider in any of the following ways:
- In person, City of Richmond, City Hall, Council Chambers
- By email up to 14 business days before your hearing
- By phone during your phone hearing
The Adjudicator only makes a decision as to whether or not you broke the bylaw as reported by the bylaw enforcement officer. Personal circumstances are not considered. Adjudication hearings are open to the public.
How to Submit your Request to Adjudicate
To request an adjudication, please complete this online form:
Adjudication Request Form