Red Light Camera Tickets

Red light camera tickets are given to registered vehicle owners whose vehicle has been caught going through, or failing to yield at, a red light. If you receive a red light camera ticket, it will arrive in the mail or be personally served to you. You have 45 days to pay a mailed ticket and 30 days for a personally served ticket. Any questions regarding a red light camera should be directed at the appropriate municipal court system. 

Ticket (Offence Notice) Options:

Option 1: Plea of Guilty – Voluntary Payment of Fine

This option is available if you do not wish to contest the charge.  Sign the back of the ticket under Option 1 and forward your payment by selecting one of the following payment methods that is suitable. You must pay the full amount indicated in the ‘Total Payable’ field on your ticket which includes the set fine, costs and Victim Fine Surcharge within 30 days of receiving  your ticket.

 Method

 Payment Options

How 

 On-line  VISA

 www.paytickets.ca

 MasterCard
 In person  VISA

 At any of the POA court locations in Ontario

 MasterCard
 Cheque 
 Money Order 
 Cash
 Debit card
 By mail   VISA

 At the Burlington and Milton Courts only

 MasterCard
 Cheque
 Money Order

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Option 2: Plea of Guilty – Submissions as to Penalty (Fine)

This option is available if you do not wish to dispute the charge, but wish to plead guilty before a Justice of the Peace and make a submission about sentence.

You or an agent must attend Intake Court in person at the court office designated on the back of your ticket within 30 days of receiving your ticket. Available time and dates are also listed. Upon arrival, you must sign the register at the front counter. Front counter staff will instruct you accordingly after you sign in.

A Justice of the Peace will read the charge to you, ask for a plea and register a conviction. The defendant's can only make submissions to penalty (amount of fine or time to pay). If applicable, the conviction is registered with the Ministry of Transportation and demerit points will be registered accordingly.

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Option 3: Trial Option – Do NOT Mail

This option is available if you wish to dispute the charge. You or an agent must file a Notice of Intention to Appear (NIA) form in person at any POA court location within 15 days of receiving the ticket. After 15 days, the request must be made at the POA court location indicated on the back of your ticket.

Once the NIA has been filed, a trial date will be scheduled and mailed to you. Ensure that the court office has been provided with a current address.

Early Resolution at First Attendance

You may request a First Attendance meeting with a Prosecutor. At this meeting you can discuss the charge on the ticket and possibly reach a satisfactory result without a trial.

You or an agent must file a Notice of Intention to Appear (NIA) form in person at any POA court location within 15 days of receiving the ticket. After 15 days, the request must be made at the POA court location indicated on the back of your ticket.

Court rulings require that you must file a trial request at the same time you request a First Attendance meeting. If the First Attendance meeting is not successful, a trial will automatically be scheduled.

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