As of July 2020 traffic court matters have been proceeding. Starting in June parties have been sent a new notice of hearing that will include the date, time and location (including the address) of the hearing. Start times will be staggered so that all participants are not at the hearing location at the same time. Parties who receive a notice of hearing and require interpreter services for their hearing must contact the Violation Ticket Center at 1-877-661-8026 prior to their hearing date. Effective November 24, 2020, all people attending courthouses in BC are required to wear masks while inside a courthouse.
For violation tickets issued under the Motor Vehicle Act or Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, if the Disputant wishes to appear remotely by telephone at their traffic ticket hearing, they may ask the Court for permission by completing and submitting a Request to Appear by Telephone or Videoconference Form (PTR 824) to the Violation Ticket Centre. Please note that remote appearances by the Disputant by MS Teams videoconference are only available for hearings scheduled at specifically designated court locations and sittings at this time.
See Notice No. 19 for additional information relating to traffic and bylaw matters.
For additional information, see the BC Provincial Court’s new COVID-19 FAQ page.
To dispute a violation ticket, you can download a form and mail it in to:
Ticket Dispute Processing
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P7