Find out how you can dispute a traffic violation or a red light camera ticket.
You can dispute any traffic violation ticket within 30 days of receiving it if you feel it was unfairly issued or you have been charged the wrong amount.
If you feel the ticket was unfairly issued, then you are disputing the allegation that you committed an offence.
If you agree that you committed the offence but wish to reduce the amount of the fine, or if you wish to request time to pay the fine, then you may dispute the fine.
First you must register the dispute.
You or someone on your behalf can register a dispute in person. Please bring your ticket to
Once you have registered the dispute, wait for your traffic court date to dispute the ticket.
If you register your dispute by mail, be sure to include the following in a cover letter:
Mail your cover letter, along with a photocopy of the front of your ticket, to:
Ticket Dispute Processing
Victoria, BC V8W 3P7
Note: You have 30 days from the date of issue to dispute your ticket by mail. Your dispute must be post-marked within 30 calendar days from the date it was served to you. There is no need to include court evidence such as videos or pictures.
After you have registered your dispute, wait for your traffic court date to dispute a ticket.
If you received a red light camera ticket in the mail, you have 45 days from the date on the ticket to dispute the allegation or fine. If you received your ticket in person, you have 30 days to dispute it.
To dispute the red light camera ticket, follow the steps above for disputing a traffic ticket.
Note: If you weren't driving at the time, you can nominate another driver.
Got a parking ticket?
To settle a ticket from municipality or private lot, see the instructions on the ticket.
Changing your address?
Have additional questions?
To reach the Violation Ticket Centre call 1-877-661-8026 toll-free within Canada or 604-660-4869 in the Lower Mainland.