Municipal Tickets

Ticketing Procedures
 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer may issue a Municipal Ticket Information (MTI) notice to a person, company or to a repeat or serious offender. Disputes are heard in the Provincial Court of British Columbia by a Judicial Justice of the Peace (JJP). Fines of up to $1,000 may be levied for each offence.

Paying an MTI Notice

You may pay by cash or cheque. If paying with cash, please do so in person. Do not send cash through the mail.  If paying by cheque, make your cheque payable to the District of West Kelowna, in Canadian Funds and send it to:

District of West Kelowna
2760 Cameron Road
West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2T6

A receipt will not be sent back to you. Your payment must be accompanied by a copy of the front of the ticket or a note giving sufficient information to the municipality, including:
 
  • The ticket number from the top right hand corner of the ticket
  • Your full name and mailing address
  • The date of the offence and the bylaw name and section of the offence
If you do not provide sufficient details your payment might not be credited to you and the fine may remain outstanding. By paying the fine, you will be deemed to have pleaded guilty to the described offence. If there is an early fine payment option noted on this ticket, the payment must be postmarked on or before the 30th day from the date of service on this ticket.
 
You may make payment to the District of West Kelowna in person at Municipal Hall during normal business hours. Cashier wickets are located in the main reception area.

Please bring the ticket with you for processing of payment by cheque, debit card, money order or bank draft payable to the District of West Kelowna.

Failure To Pay

If the fine is not paid or the allegation contained in the ticket is not disputed within 14 days from the date of service of the ticket, you will be deemed to have pleaded guilty to the offence charged and the fine amount will be immediately payable.

Disputing an MTI Notice

If you dispute the allegation on the ticket, you or your agent will be required to attend the Provincial Court of British Columbia for a hearing. If paying in person, be sure to bring the ticket with you.

A notice of dispute may be mailed or delivered in person to:

District of West Kelowna
2760 Cameron Road
West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2T6

If sending your notice of dispute through the mail, be sure to include a copy of the front of your ticket, or the following information:
  • The ticket number from the top right hand corner of the face of the ticket
  • Your full name and mailing address
  • The date of offence and the bylaw name and section of the offence
If you do not provide these details the notice of dispute may not provide sufficient information and you may be deemed not to have disputed the ticket.

Disputing Process

After your dispute has been received you will receive notice through the mail from the Provincial Court Registry informing you of the date, time and location of your hearing. If you do not attend the hearing on the indicated date the ticket will be treated as not disputed and you will be deemed to have pleaded guilty to the offence charged and the fine amount will be immediately payable.