Dispute a Bylaw Notice (Ticket)

You have 14 days upon receipt of a Bylaw Notice to dispute the Notice. If a dispute is not filed with the Bylaw Enforcement Department within the 14 days, you will not be able to dispute. 

Appeals must be received online, or in writing on a Bylaw Notice Dispute Form (PDF) dropped off at City Hall at 310 Ward St. in Nelson, BC within 14 calendar days of ticket issuance. If no appeal has been received after 14 calendar days, the ticket will be treated as not disputed and no reduction of fine amount will occur. For more information contact Bylaw Enforcement at 250-505-5666. 


The City's Screening Officer will review the Bylaw Notice Dispute form and may

  • Cancel a Bylaw Notice
  • Enter into a Compliance Agreement and reduce the penalty upon compliance with the bylaw
  • Uphold a Bylaw Notice


If the Screening Officer upholds the Bylaw Notice, a date and time for the Adjudication Hearing will be provided which shall take place in Council Chambers, City Hall. At the Adjudication Hearing, evidence is presented and the Adjudicator decides if the offence did or did not occur. If the offence did occur, the violation notice must be paid in full, plus an additional $25 administrative fee. If an offence is deemed not to have occurred the bylaw notice is cancelled and no penalties are payable.