Contest a statement of offence
Did you receive a statement of offence that you want to contest? Find out how here.
To contest a statement of offence, you must plead not guilty. You have 30 days to submit your plea after receiving your ticket.
Who can contest
Only the defendant (the person whose name appears on the ticket) or his or her lawyer can enter a not-guilty plea.
For parking infractions, only the owner or long-term lessee of the vehicle can enter a plea.
For statements of offence issued to a vehicle that is registered to a legal entity (a business), the company administrator or director can plead not guilty.
How to contest
You can contest parking or traffic tickets online.
You must hold a driver’s license or registration issued by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).
In person, by mail or by e-mail
You can contest all types of infractions by entering a non-guilty plea in person, by postal mail or by e-mail.
Just detach the response form from the statement of offence and complete all the fields in the “Not-guilty plea” section. If applicable, provide explanations and proof concerning the offence of which you have been accused.
If you no longer have the statement of offence, you can use the form below.
After you contest
After pleading not guilty, you will receive a notice of hearing by mail that will inform you of the date and time of your hearing at municipal court.
To ensure you receive your hearing notice, quickly notify the court of your change of address if you move.
Hearing process and documents required
At the hearing you will have the opportunity to give your explanations and have your witness heard.
You must bring all the documents you wish to submit to the judge for your defense (your notes, reports, photographs, sketches or other documents that you deem useful, in paper form, on a USB key or CD).
Contest an infraction
Montréal, QC H1N 1E9
You can also plead not guilty within 30 days of receiving the ticket by visiting an Accès Montréal office.
However, if the deadline has passed, you must visit a municipal court service point (see above).
Visit a point of service with the completed and signed form found below. The form is also available on site.
Be sure to bring photo ID with you.
Montréal, QC H3C 4Y2
Send your completed and signed not-guilty plea. Make sure to plan for sufficient time for us to receive your plea within 30 days of the date on which you received the statement of offence.