Bylaw Enforcement Notices, Disputes & Adjudication

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Bylaw Enforcement Notices, Disputes & Adjudication

Bylaw Enforcement Notices (tickets) must be paid or disputed within 14 days of the date the ticket is issued. If you do not pay or dispute in time, the full ticket penalty becomes immediately payable.

For Frequently Asked Questions download the Bylaw Enforcement Notices brochure.​

For a list of Coquitlam's bylaws, please use our Bylaw Search tool, or visit our Frequently Requested Bylaws. ​

Ticket Disputes

Ticket disputes are only accepted through the Online Ticket Dispute Form.

To ensure a consistent and equitable process, we do not accept ticket disputes over the phone and staff cannot address disputes in person.

Ticket Adjudication

The Bylaw Ticket Adjudication System allows the City to manage ticket disputes locally rather than through the Provincial Court system. Tickets can be adjudicated out of court with an adjudicator appointed by the Province. For more information, visit Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act.

 Why is Adjudication used?

  • Simplifies dispute process
  • Removes minor bylaw tickets from the Provincial court system
  • Reduces ticket dispute time
  • More convenient since attendance at an adjudication hearing is not mandatory
  • More cost effective and efficient system
  • Helps ensure bylaw compliance

How Does it Work

Please refer to our bylaw ticket process at a glance flow chart.​​​

  • Option A – Pay ticket
  • Reduced penalty payment within 14 days; full penalty payment after 14 days.
  • Payment Options:
    • Online: coquitlam.ca/paynotices
    • By mail - cheque or money order (no cash) can be sent to: 
      City of Coquitlam, 500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 7B6
    • In person – Cash, cheque, credit or debit accepted at City Hall and the Coquitlam Animal Shelter.
  • Option B – Dispute ticket
  • You must request dispute within 14 days of the ticket being issued or the full ticket penalty will become immediately due and payable.
    • Fill out and submit an Online Ticket Dispute Form;
      or
    • Fill out and return a Dispute Request Form, located on the back of the violation notice. 
  • Dispute Request Forms can be delivered, emailed or faxed to:

City of Coquitlam - Bylaw Enforcement
3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7N2

Email: disputes@coquitlam.ca
Fax: 604-927-7388

If your ticket cannot be cancelled during the screening stage of the dispute, you may choose to either pay or proceed to adjudication. The adjudicator will only determine if the bylaw violation occurred or not, and may not reduce the penalty. If you choose to dispute the ticket at an adjudication hearing and are unsuccessful, an additional $25 administrative fee will be added to the penalty.

Office Locations

Coquitlam Animal Shelter

500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam BC,  V3K 7B6
Phone: 604-927-7387
Email: bylawenforcement@coquitlam.ca

Hours:  Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Coquitlam City Hall

3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2
Phone: 604-927-3085
Email: bylawenforcement@coquitlam.ca

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Closed