A new process for challenging a parking ticket is coming into effect February 7, 2017. These changes are required by the Province through The Municipal By-law Enforcement Act (MBEA).

Motorists will no longer attend Provincial Court to challenge parking tickets issued on or after February 7th, 2017. Instead, motorists who feel a ticket was issued unfairly or in error will appear before a City of Selkirk screening officer at the Civic Office, 200 Eaton Avenue, in Selkirk.

A second level of review by a provincially-appointed adjudicator will also be available to the public should they want to contest their ticket further.

Review of a ticket by a City of Selkirk screening officer is free of charge. If a motorist would like to proceed to a second level of review by a provincially-appointed adjudicator, there will be a fee of $25 which will be refunded if the adjudication is successful.

All existing ticket payment methods (by mail or in person at the Civic Office) will remain the same.

 

Paying By-Law Tickets

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Early Payment

The penalty amount shown on a parking ticket is eligible for a discount if paid within 11 days.  There is no discount on Animal Control By-Law contraventions.

Methods of Payment

Responsibility for early payment option within 11 days of issuance rests with the motorist. Any payments received after the close of business will be processed the following day. Please allow sufficient time to ensure your penalty notice is paid on time. Failure to pay on or before day 11 after issuance will result in the full penalty being owed.

In Person

During regular office hours you may pay using cash or cheque at the Civic Office 200 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, MB.

Mail

Make a cheque or money order payable to the City of Selkirk. Please write out your contravention number on the cheque or money order to ensure proper credit. Note: Do not forward cash in the mail. Mail to:

City of Selkirk
200 Eaton Avenue
Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A OW6

 

Request a Screening Officer

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If you wish to have the penalty notice reviewed by a Screening Officer, please fill out a “Request for Screening” form by downloading and submitting a form with the link below or visit our office at 200 Eaton Avenue.

Please note that the powers of a Screening Officer are limited to reducing or canceling the penalty notice in certain circumstances.

The Screening Officer considers the full penalty amount when reviewing the circumstances surrounding each Penalty Notice.

You have 30 days from being served with this Penalty Notice to request a review by a Screening Officer or pay the penalty. Failure to address this matter within 30 days will result in collective action being taken.

Click Here to download a “Request for Screening” form.

To fill out and submit the form online please use the latest version of Adobe Reader.  To download follow the link below.

How to submit the form

In Person

During regular office hours you may as for assistance at the front desk to complete the form. Visit the Civic Office at 200 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, MB.

Mail

Mail a completed form to:

Screening Officer
City of Selkirk
200 Eaton Avenue
Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A OW6

Online

You may email a completed form to [email protected] .

 

Registered Owner Authorization Form

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Should you be unable to attend a Screening Officer Review you can identify an individual to represent you in the Screening Officer Review.  Understand that should you choose to be represented by another individual you will remain responsible for any penalties assessed.

Click Here to download a “Registered Owner Authorization” form.

To fill out and submit the form online please use the latest version of Adobe Reader.  To download follow the link below.

How to submit the form

In Person

During regular office hours you may as for assistance at the front desk to complete the form. Visit the Civic Office at 200 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, MB.

Mail

Mail a completed form to:

Screening Officer
City of Selkirk
200 Eaton Avenue
Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A OW6

Online

You may email a completed form to [email protected] .

To submit this form online you will need to use a digital signature.  If you haven’t already established a digital signature you will be prompted to create one when using the digital signature feature. To use this feature you must be using the latest version of Adobe Reader.

 

Request an Adjudication Hearing

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Should you disagree with the decision of the Screening Officer, you may request a hearing before a provincially appointed Adjudicator. Scheduling of an Adjudication hearing requires a payment of a $25.00 fee prior to the hearing being scheduled. Should you be successful at the Adjudication hearing, the $25.00 will be refunded. Information on requesting an Adjudication Hearing will be provided in the decision of the Screening Officer.

City of Selkirk
200 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, MB R1A OW6
Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on any normal working day.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:  The Municipal By-law Enforcement Act (MBEA) came into effect on August 8, 2016. How can the new legislation be utilized to enforce municipal by-laws?   

A: The MBEA gives municipalities the ability to enforce parking and other by-laws through an administrative penalty process that is simple and cost-effective. An administrative penalty process enacted under the MBEA allows municipal by-law contraventions to be resolved outside the courts. Two key elements of the MBEA process are:  a simplified process for issuing penalty notices; and a two-tiered, locally managed adjudication process to hear disputes.

Q: What is the process for a person to dispute a penalty notice? 

A: A person who has received a penalty notice from a by-law enforcement officer may pay the set fine or dispute it in front of a screening officer. Screening officers are the first tier of the adjudication process under the MBEA. Screening officers “hear” a person dispute a penalty notice and render a decision to uphold the penalty, reduce the penalty if permitted under the by-law, or cancel it.

Q:  Where can I pay the administrative penalty notice?

  1. IN PERSON

During regular office hours you may pay using cash or cheque at the Civic Office 200 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, MB.

  1. MAIL

Make a cheque or money order payable to the City of Selkirk.  Please write out your contravention number on the cheque or money order to ensure proper credit.  Note:  Do not forward cash in the mail.  Mail to:  City of Selkirk, 200 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A 0W6.

Q Is there an early payment option?

A:  For parking tickets, the penalty amount shown on the Penalty Notice is eligible for a discount if paid within 11 days.  There is no discount on Animal Control By-law contraventions.

Q: What authority do screening officers have?

A:  The screening officer has the authority to confirm, reduce or cancel the administrative penalty.

Q:  Can a person dispute the decisions of screening officers? 

A: Yes. If a person is not satisfied with the decision of a screening officer, the person may request a review of the screening officer’s decision by an adjudicator.

Adjudicators are the second tier of the adjudication process. An adjudicator will hold a hearing on the matter and decide whether to uphold, reduce or cancel the penalty. Adjudicators also have authority to hear disputes regarding compliance agreements.

Adjudicators are appointed by the Province. Municipalities will contact the chief adjudicator to arrange for an adjudication sitting.

Q: What does adjudication cost? 

A: The adjudication fee is $25 and is paid to the municipality by the person requesting adjudication prior to the hearing. If the adjudicator determines that the person was successful at the adjudication review, the adjudicator will order the municipality to refund the adjudication fee to the person.