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 (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 paid or forwarded to the Hearing Coordinator.

Adjudication

If 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 and take place at North Vancouver City Hall. An adjudication fee of $25 and fine is collected only if the ticket is upheld.

Adjudication Hearing Schedule

The next Adjudication is scheduled for April 14, 2021 from 10am – 5pm. Due to COVID-19, the Hearing will be held virtually through WebEx. 

Adjudication Hearings are open to the public. If you would like to attend the virtual Adjudication Hearing by telephone or by computer/mobile device, please contact the Adjudication Coordinator, Frank Rawlings. 

  • If you would like to attend through our computer/mobile device, please provide Frank with your first name, last name, and email address. 
  • If you would like to attend by calling-in (i.e. on the telephone), please provide Frank your name and your phone number.

Mr. Rawlings will send you the WebEx meeting information closer to the Hearing date.



Contact Info 

Adjudication Coordinator
Frank Rawlings
Email: frawlings@cnv.org
Phone: 604-982-8365

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