Would you like to contest a ticket issued by the city? Here’s how.
You have 30 days to contest a parking, traffic, cleanliness, collections or pet-related ticket.
How to contest
In person or by postal mail
To contest an alleged infraction:
1. Detach the answer form attached to the statement of offence and complete all the fields in the section marked “Plea.”
- Check not guilty and sign.
- If the defendant is a legal entity, the form must be signed by one of its administrators or other directors and the person’s title must be indicated.
- Write your first and last names legibly, in capital letters.
- Complete the address fields, particularly if you have moved since the statement was issued.
- Complete the fields concerning your vehicle (depending on the type of statement you were issued).
- If necessary, provide an explanation about the infraction. These explanations will be reviewed and you will be advised of the decision to enforce or waive the infraction.
You can also use the form below.
2. Transmit your plea to the Municipal court, which must receive it within 30 days of the date on which the statement of offence was issued.
If you contest online, follow the steps shown on the online platform. Only parking and traffic infractions can be contested online.
Responsibility for transmitting the plea
Only you can transmit the plea.
The defendant is required to transmit the plea, and only the person whose name appears on the ticket can transmit a plea.
- In the case of a parking infraction, the owner or long-term leaser of the vehicle identified on the statement of offence can transmit the not-guilty plea.
- A mandated lawyer representing the defendant can also transmit the not-guilty plea.
- The administrator or director of a legal entity (company) can also transmit a not-guilty plea.
Contest an infraction
You can contest a parking or traffic ticket online if you have a driver’s license or registration certificate issued by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).
It is not possible to contest a pet-related statement of offence online.
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Send the reply form attached to the statement of offence.
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