Bylaw Adjudication Process

The City of North Vancouver has implemented a Bylaw Adjudication System, which allows the City to resolve minor bylaw disputes at the local level rather than through the Provincial Court system. Previously, anyone wishing to dispute a bylaw ticket had to appear in a BC Provincial Court, an expensive and time-consuming process. With the Bylaw Adjudication System, a provincially appointed adjudicator, centrally located at City Hall, hears all disputes.

Disputing a Bylaw Ticket

To dispute a bylaw ticket, contact Bylaw Services within 14 days of receiving the ticket. The person disputing the ticket (i.e. disputant) will have the opportunity to speak with a Screening Officer. The Screening Officer will review the ticket and cancel it if appropriate. If the ticket is not cancelled, it will be have to be paid or forwarded to the Adjudication Process.

Adjudication Process

If a disputed bylaw ticket is going forward to adjudication, the disputant will select their preferred method for the hearing: mail, fax, phone, email, or in person.

A date for adjudication will be provided to the disputant. The adjudication will take place at North Vancouver City Hall. An adjudication fee of $25 will be collected, as well as the fine if the ticket is upheld.

Adjudication Hearing Schedule

The next Adjudication Hearing date is TBA; typically hearings are held from 10am – 5pm. Due to COVID-19, the Hearing will be held virtually through WebEx. 

Adjudication Hearings are open to the public. If you'd like to attend the virtual Adjudication Hearing, please contact the Adjudication Coordinator, Frank Rawlings. 

  • If you'd like to attend by computer or mobile device, please provide your first name, last name, and email address. 
  • If you'd like to attend by phone, please provide your name and phone number.

The Adjudication Coordinator will send you the WebEx meeting information closer to the Hearing date.

Contact Info 

Adjudication Coordinator
Frank Rawlings
Phone: 604-982-8365

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