Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)

A faster and more efficient way of processing parking 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/violations within the City of Brampton.

Under the AMPS program a 'parking violation' will become known as the 'parking penalty notice'.  These parking penalties must be paid within 15 days of being issued.

If you receive a parking penalty notice, you have the right, within a limited time, to dispute the parking penalty by requesting a Screening Review meeting.  You can schedule a Screening Review meeting:

  • by phoning 311 for Brampton residents (905-874-2404 for others)
  • in person at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Office - 5 Ray Lawson Blvd. (Southwest corner of Hurontario (Highway 10) and Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton Ontario) 

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 parking 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 parking tickets was through the provincial judicial system.  Wait times to appeal a parking 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 parking penalty being issued.

With AMPS replacing the current judicial process for appealing parking 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 parking penalty, creating a more streamlined, customer-focused service.  

For more information...

Check answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs ) or

Contact us.

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