A faster and more efficient way of processing by-law tickets in the City of Brampton
What is AMPS?
The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) is a faster and more flexible process for payment, appeal and collection of parking penalties. AMPS will be fully managed by the City of Brampton and replaces the judicial appeal process.
AMPS started June 2, 2014, and applies to parking tickets and other by-law infractions within the City of Brampton.
If you receive a penalty notice, you have the right, within a limited time, to dispute the penalty by requesting a
Screening Review meeting. You can schedule a Screening Review meeting:
- by phoning 3-1-1 for Brampton residents (905.874.2404 for others)
- in person at Ontario Court of Justice Provincial Offences Office 5 Ray Lawson Blvd Southwest corner of Hurontario Street (Hwy 10) and Ray Lawson Blvd Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding holidays
- in person at Brampton City Hall Service Brampton – 1st Floor 2 Wellington Street West Southwest corner of Queen St and Main St Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding holidays
- in person at Brampton Civic Centre Service Brampton – Main Floor 150 Central Park Drive Northwest corner of Central Park Dr and Knightsbridge Rd Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays
The Screening Review meeting will be overseen by a Screening Officer, who has the authority to make a decision to uphold, cancel or reduce the penalty.
If you disagree with the Screening Officer's decision, you have up to 15 days after the decision to appeal to a
Hearing Review Meeting. The Hearing Officer’s decision, following the Hearing Review meeting, is final.
What is different from the judicial review process?
Before AMPS, the process for disputing tickets was through the provincial judicial system. Wait times to appeal a ticket could be several months. AMPS however, is fully managed by the City of Brampton and both Screening Review meetings and subsequent Hearing Review appeals to the Screening Review are expected to be resolved within several weeks from the date of the penalty being issued.
With AMPS replacing the current judicial process for appealing tickets, valuable court time will be freed up and utilized by our courts to deal with more serious matters.
The City of Brampton’s AMPS program also provides the public with greater flexibility as to where, when and how they can interact with the City in resolving their penalty notice, creating a more streamlined, customer-focused service.
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