How to Pay for a Ticket in Montreal

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Getting a ticket can be daunting as you will have to figure how to pay if you are fined. Delay in payment can make you incur more fines. Making a timely payment is the only way to ensure that you do not get penalized for late payment. So how do you make ticket payments in Montreal?

The government of Montreal has established avenues and rules for paying tickets. This article will be reviewing how to pay for a ticket in Montreal.

How to find your Ticket in Montreal

Once you get a ticket in Montreal, you will have a ticket number that you can use to locate your ticket in the system as a search key. 

The ticket has two sets of numbers: 

  • Two digits – this is used to identify the geographic location the ticket was issued.
  • Nine digits – this is the sequential number

Ticket Payment Eligibility

Not just anyone can pay for a ticket in Montreal. It has to be either;

  • The individual whose name appears on the ticket
  • The vehicle’s owner or long-term lessee 

It is the responsibility of the person charged with an offense to either pay or appeal. If it is a parking ticket, only the car owner or long-term leaser can pay the fine as the issuer will issue the tickets in their names.

Paying for a ticket in Montreal

You can pay for your tickets using either one of the two options listed below.

Online

Paying for your ticket online is one of the swiftest and easiest ways to make payment. However, the offenses you can pay for online in Montreal are limited to the following: 

  • Parking ticket
  • Traffic ticket 

Note that online ticket payment is not accessible to residents who own commercial car fleets. Also, the online payment system does not allow users access to the whole list of tickets associated with a specific company. Hence, you must process each ticket independently.

You can only pay for tickets online if the Municipal Court of Montréal issues it and your situation fall under the following:

  • The City of Montréal is prosecuting the alleged crime.
  • Your ticket was issued for an alleged parking or traffic violation.
  • The alleged violation took place within Montréal.

To initiate an online payment, you will have to provide credit card details. You can pay using a Visa or MasterCard. Note that your payment will be declined if the month and year of your card’s expiration date are incorrect. Once your credit card details have been processed and verified by the financial institution, a message will appear on your screen.

This message will either be to inform you of successful payment or a declined payment. If your payment is denied or there are any mistakes, the system will notify you, and your credit card will not be charged.

Once your payment is successful, the system will issue you a Statement. This statement is the only document the City of Montréal will give you as proof of payment. Ensure to print and save this statement page.

Note that your case will remain open until you have paid your ticket in full. Ensure to review all details correctly in case of any error using this channel; there will not be a refund.

In-Person or Mail

Depending on the status of your ticket, you will be required to appear at a Municipal Court service counter, a provincial office, or a financial institution to pay for your ticket. Tickets payable at the City of Westmount include traffic and parking violations issued by the Montreal Police Department (SPVM) or the Westmount Public Safety Unit.

Alternatively, you can send a check to the following address to the court before the hearing. You can send your payment to the address below:

Financial Services

Montréal is a city in Canada.

Postal Address: P.O. Box 11045

Station de Centre-Ville

Montréal, Quebec

H3C 4Y1 Canada

This service is available within regular working hours from Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Ticket Payment Deadline in Montreal

Generally, every offender has 30 days to pay for their ticket. You can still pay for your ticket after the due date, although you will have to pay a penalty fee. Note that if the statement in the due column is reading “not payable,” that means you cannot pay your ticket.

Conclusion 

If there is an error on the ticket or you are having trouble paying payments, you should go to the court in person and contact a legal authority. They may be able to clear up any remaining misunderstandings. Do not forget to pay for your tickets before the deadline, or you may face extra fees.

You can pay all tickets and fines imposed by the city of Montreal at the Westmount City Hall. Remember, vehicles caught speeding, violating traffic rules, or without permits will be fined or towed. 

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