If you get a ticket or offence notice and fail to respond at all within 30 days, a Justice of the Peace will review the ticket and may convict you in your absence. A conviction notice of fine and due date will be sent to you by mail.
Once you have been convicted it is too late to choose any of the options indicated on the back of your ticket.
Unpaid tickets and fines
If you don’t pay your ticket or fine within 45 days, it will be sent to a collections agency. Additional fees will be added to your ticket, and could affect your credit report.
If you have unpaid fines you’ll receive a final notice in the mail with instructions on how to pay your fines. For more information on unpaid tickets, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).
Driver licence suspension
If your licence is suspended by the Ministry of Transportation because of unpaid fines, you’ll need to visit the Mississauga Ontario Court of Justice in person to pay your fines.
After you’ve paid your fines you’ll need to go to your local Ministry of Transportation office and pay a $281 reinstatement fee.
After all fees have been paid you’ll get your licence back usually within 3 to 4 business days.
Check Ontario driver’s licence status online
It’s your responsibility to make sure you have a valid driver’s licence before driving.
If you’re a vehicle owner, you’re also responsible for making sure everyone who drives your vehicle has a valid licence.
Use this free service from the Ministry of Transportation to check the status of your Ontario driver’s licence.
If you’ve broken certain driving laws the Ministry of Transportation will determine whether to add demerit points to your driver’s licence.
Contact the Ministry of Transportation if you have any questions about a licence suspension or demerit points.