If you've disputed a parking violation with a Screening Officer and were unsatisfied with the decision, you may, within 15 days, request a review of that decision before an Administrative Penalty Tribunal Hearing Officer. Hearing Officers have the authority to affirm, vary or cancel the decision of a Screening Officer and extend time. The decision of the Hearing officer is final – there is no further appeal.
The Tribunal is an independent adjudicative body consisting of 25 public panel members referred to as Hearing Officers. Hearing Officers are appointed by City Council and provide a second, independent and final decision in a parking violation dispute. The tribunal is governed by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, its own Rules of Practice and in accordance with Chapter 610 of the Toronto Municipal Code.