Should you fail to pay your Penalty Notice or register an appeal with the Town's Screening Officer within 15 days, some or all of the following additional administrative fees will be added to the Penalty Notice:
- Ministry of Transportation Vehicle Licence Plate Record Search: $10.00
- Late Payment Fee: $15.00
- Ministry of Transportation Licence Plate Denial: $22.00
The Ministry of Transportation has their own additional administrative fees which they may add on to the Town's fees prior to releasing a licence plate.
A person will have the right, within a limited time, to dispute the parking penalty by requesting a Screening Review. The Request for Screening must be received within 15 calendar days of the date on the Penalty Notice.
You will be able to schedule a Screening Review by:
- phoning 905-871-1600 – Customer Service
- In person at the City Hall – 1 Municipal Centre Drive
- by emailing the Request for Screening form to the address found of the form
The Screening Review meeting will be overseen by a Screening Officer, who has the authority to uphold, cancel or reduce the parking penalty. A person will have the right, within 15 calendar days, to dispute the parking penalty by requesting a screening.
If the matter is still in dispute following the review by the Screening Officer, you may request a review by a Heating Officer. The request must be made within 15 calendar days following the receipt of the Screening Officer's decision. It is important to note that you may only appeal the Screening Officer's decision and that the only information/evidence submitted at the Screening will be considered at the Hearing Review.
Seasonal Parking Restrictions
Residents are reminded that no overnight winter parking is permitted in the Town of Fort Erie between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from November 1 through March 31 of the following year. The Town’s By-law Enforcement Officers will be enforcing Traffic By-law No. 84-2014. The fine for this offence is $40.00 and in addition, your vehicle may be towed at your expense.