The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) is a municipal alternative to the provincial court system that administers and adjudicates bylaw offences. The AMPS program of enforcement transfers parking and Bylaw disputes from the courtroom to the municipality, which is more efficient.
If you receive a penalty notice, you must choose one of the following options by the due date on the penalty notice. An administrative fee is payable if the fine goes into default and the information may be provided to a credit bureau or added to your municipal taxes. Unpaid parking tickets may result in a conviction recorded against and you risk denial of your Ontario Vehicle Permit application.
- Pay your penalty notice: You may pay over the phone with a credit card, by mail to the address on your penalty notice, or pay in-person or drop off payment at 636 St. Lawrence Street, Winchester, Ontario; or
- Submit a Request for a Screening Review to dispute a penalty notice on or before the date on which the Administrative Penalty is due and payable. No appointment is necessary. To authorize another person to act on your behalf, complete the AMPS Authorization Form.
- If you have not requested a Review by a Screening Officer on or before the date on which the Administrative Penalty is due and payable, you may Request an Extension to Obtain a Screening. This may be emailed, mailed or faxed to the Township office. Note that this option expires after forty-five (45) days of the Penalty Notice Date (the date of the contravention specified on the Penalty Notice).
Appealing a Screening Review Decision
You may appeal a screening review decision by requesting a review by a Hearings Officer. You must submit your appeal request within 30 days of issuance of a screening decision. Hearing reviews are held at the Township office.
If you have not requested a Review by a Hearings Officer on or before the date on which the Administrative Penalty is due and payable, you may Request an Extension to Obtain a Hearing. This request may be emailed, mailed or faxed to the Township office. Note that this option expires after 45 days following the date of the screening decision.
For more information, contact:
Bylaw Services Division
636 St. Lawrence Street, Winchester, ON, K0C 2K0