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Old 12-23-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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How does a bylaw violation affect me?

Hey,

I recently got a Bylaw Violation for 50$ for the city of Burnaby.

I usually pay my violations, but in this particular instance I was in the right, and requested a dispute. Unfortunately, since my busy exam schedule, I waited until the 15th day (14 day limit) to request a dispute and was rejected.

I am wondering what will happen if I do not pay this ticket and I have outstanding balances? I already contacted ICBC and they told me that Bylaw Violations do NOT affect my insurance, or my ability to insure my vehicle.

However, anything regarding a traffic violation (speeding, etc) does affect my insurance and my ability to insure my vehicle.

So what do you guys think? What will happen if I do not pay this? I don't think they would serve me for a 40$ ticket, but would my chances of being impounded increase? Or is it one of those things that they will basically 'hope' to impound me, then ask me to pay my tickets before I can recover my vehicle.

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Old 12-23-2011, 03:38 PM   #2
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By-Law tickets must be paid - though ICBC has no part in it. I believe they will actually either send collections after you, or come after you legally - and they will win - unlike the private lots. Not worth it to try and save $50 - you missed the window to dispute.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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So what you are saying is that if I do not pay tickets, I will have to live with the inconvenience of lying to collections people trying to find me?

I'm wondering what else can happen.... Will my credit be affected?
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do you own property in burnaby? it can go to collections, onto your property tax etc. easier to just pay it as you'll have to pay it in the end, and by then it may cost you even more.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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Yep, if it goes to collections - they WILL find you, your credit rating will go down. They'll get you sooner or later - and it will be $50 plus all the fees and interest it will add. Not worth it at all.

looks like they send it to collections after 35 days.

http://www.burnaby.ca/Assets/multipl...s/Brochure.pdf
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Burnaby uses the adjudication system like Vancouver and 38 other Cities in BC. It will go to collections but not the weak ass ones that just bother you with phone calls. They will and can do such things as garnish wages etc. In other words they will get their money whether you want to pay or not plus it can affect your credit rating.
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What was the violation?
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Expired parking meter violation
The meter police are strange people.

CKNW980 did a thing a week or so back - a good samaritan was topping up expired meters, but the meter police came around and ticketed the cars anyway "because it wasn't the driver topping up the meter". Meter police insisted that it needed to be the driver sticking coins into the meter.

Someone from the city was interviewed on air and clearly stated that anyone can top-off the meter.

I suspect they only give folks 14 days to dispute because they know they'd get caught up in LOTS of legitimate disputes.
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Actually the 14 day has nothing to stop people from having legitimate disputes. If there really was a legitimate one heck 2 days is enough. Are people expecting to spend over 2 weeks finding a lawyer and hammering out a solid case for dispute or something? Sure, some bylaws are a little more confusing and you need to try and understand it but 14 days is plenty of time. Were not trying to argue a murder case here.
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The meter police are strange people.

CKNW980 did a thing a week or so back - a good samaritan was topping up expired meters, but the meter police came around and ticketed the cars anyway "because it wasn't the driver topping up the meter". Meter police insisted that it needed to be the driver sticking coins into the meter.

Someone from the city was interviewed on air and clearly stated that anyone can top-off the meter.

I suspect they only give folks 14 days to dispute because they know they'd get caught up in LOTS of legitimate disputes.
If those people were paying to top off meters that had already been maxed out (ie, the car was there for the 2 hr limit) - then they can issue a ticket for remetering - which isn't allowed. But the meter maid would need to have proof that the car was there more than the maximum allowable time.
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Funny thing about re-metering... I've been parking recently down on the little short block of Davie by English Bay, where it's supposed to be maximum of 3 hours... I pay by phone, and it ALWAYS lets me "re-meter". Paid for 2 hours once, then re-upped (just after it had expired) for another 3. Oddly, my buddy tried to do the same thing (parked in the space right behind me) and it wouldn't let him go past the three hour total.
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