News release

New Process for Parking Offences Beginning June 1

City services | May 20, 2014

In June 2014, the City of Mississauga will begin issuing penalty notices (parking tickets) under the Administrative Penalty System (APS), which is a more efficient way to enforce parking and licensing by-laws and collect fines.

“This process is used by many Ontario municipalities and offers a more timely review process for those who wish to question their parking notices,” said Mickey Frost, director, Enforcement. “The process also gives the City the ability to collect fines with shorter deadlines.”

In June, penalty notices (parking tickets) will used by enforcement officers for most parking bylaw violations.

Accessible parking and Toronto Pearson International Airport parking tickets will continue to be managed through the Provincial Offences Court.

Payments and disputes of handwritten or electronic penalty notices (parking tickets) will be managed and processed by the City of Mississauga.

APS Options

  1. Pay the penalty notice (parking ticket) within 15 days after the issued date: phone, online, in person, mail or at Ontario Court of Justice – Provincial Offences Office, 950 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga or Civic Centre Cashiers, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga.
  2. Request a review by a Screening Officer – online or courthouse.
  3. If a person is not satisfied with the decision of the Screening Officer, they may request a review of the decision by a Hearing Officer at the courthouse location. The decision of the Hearing Officer is final.

Screening and Hearing Officers

Screening Officers are City employees who are appointed by City Council.  Screening Officers are bound by the City’s Conflict of Interest Guidelines.
Hearing Officers are independent third parties who are also appointed by City Council and are bound by the City’s Conflict of Interest Guidelines and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act.

Failure to Respond

No response or action taken by the registered owner to pay the ticket will result in a notice of default being sent to the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (Service Ontario).  Renewal of existing or the issuance of new vehicle licence permits will be denied until payment is made including all other fees.

Learn more about Administrative Penalty Notices and what they look like at

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor
Transportation and Works
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5046
TTY: 905-896-5151