How Much Is The Set Fine?

You ticket will have a set fine on it. This is the amount you are asked to pay. Unlike speeding tickets and other provincial offences, parking tickets do not have a victim surcharge or court costs. The total amount to pay is the set fine.

The set fine is established by the Chief Justice of Ontario. Here is a list of the general fines under Part II of the Provincial Offences Act which cover the default parking fines across Ontario. The majority of these fines are $25.

More likely than not, your city will be charging you even more than that. However your city cannot change the set fine amount without the approval of the Chief Justice. This approval is called a set fine order. If your fine is greater than the general fines there must be a set fine order for the street where you parked.

Think of all the streets in your city. If the fine is greater than $25, each street must have its own separate set fine order indicating the fine amount. Chances are your city will have applied to the Chief Justice but it doesn't hurt to make sure.

In your city a municipal by-law clerk will administer these orders. Simply call the municipal by-law clerk and tell them the name of the street you were parked on. They will be able to look up the set fine order and verify that it is correct. Make sure the effective date covers the date of your ticket, otherwise it will not apply to you.

If the set fine is incorrect, you can kill your parking ticket. Please see how to force a fatal error for an incorrect fine amount.

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