Parking Tickets are issued by the Town of Midland's By-law Enforcement Officers, the Midland Fire Department and the Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P. The majority of the motoring public is very careful about where they park. There are drivers, however, that are in a hurry, don't check where they have parked, or may be just taking a chance. Parking illegally not only causes an inconvenience to other drivers, it may also cause accidents. Remember, you, as the owner of a vehicle, are responsible for that vehicle.
Should you receive a parking ticket, you have three options:
- Pay a voluntary payment within seven days,
- Pay a set fine (larger amount) within 15 days,
- Plead not guilty ASAP within 15 days.
Should you not do anything within 15 days; your ticket will be sent to court. You will not be notified of a court date. The court will assess the ticket and should there be no errors found, you may be found guilty and the court will send you a notice of payment due. If your payment is still outstanding after the payment due date, the court will send notice to the Ministry of Transportation and you will not be able to renew any license plates until the amount due is paid. Any delay in payment also results in a higher fine from court costs, administration fees, etc.
Should you notify the Town of a not guilty plea, you will receive notice of trial date and you may present your case before the court.