Step 1 ContentsTicket optionsFight the ticketDon't go to courtTake your timeNothing to loseInsurance hitMore ticketsGood oddsSafer roadsYou're not guiltyCop won't show

Fight the Ticket

Most people mistakenly choose Option 1 because they think they are guilty and cannot be bothered fighting the ticket. That's because they don't know how easy it is to fight their ticket or even request a trial.

All you have to do is put your name, address and phone number on a form. How complicated is that? And if you go early in the morning or late in the day, it can take less than 15 minutes. That's it. It's far more convenient than you think. More information on how to do this can be found in Step 2: Request a Trial.

Of course the most convenient option is Option 1: Hand over your money, ahem, plead guilty. It's structured that way to discourage people from fighting their ticket. And it works. Only 3% of the people who get a ticket fight it.[1] Tickets are huge revenue generators for any municipality. The City of Toronto earns over $102 million a year in parking tickets alone.[2]

Save your money, you earned it. Let us help you keep it.

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1. See City of Toronto's Fine Structure for Parking Offences, (briefing note) 2004

2. See City of Toronto Non-Levy Operations; also Paul Moloney and Vanessa Lu, "City loses parking fine battle", Toronto Star, May 25, 2006.