Where do I start for information on Traffic, Ticket, and Bylaw Court?

Last reviewed June 2024 by the Clicklaw editors

This page directs you to helpful info on resolving traffic, ticket, and bylaw cases in BC Provincial Court.

The Provincial Court of British Columbia deals with three types of tickets:

  • Provincial Violation Tickets — for offences under BC laws, including traffic offences under the Motor Vehicle Act and regulations, and offences under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.
  • Federal Contravention Tickets — for offences under Canadian laws, such as fishing without a licence or possessing undersize crabs under the Fisheries Act.
  • Municipal Tickets — for offences under municipal bylaws. 

Note: Information providers can download this one-page PDF handout and post it or give it to people seeking information.

Online Resources

tickets.gov.bc.ca | understand your ticket

This is a “one-stop source” of ticket information from the Government of BC that will help you explore information about your ticket anonymously, using step-by-step guided pathways. It deals with provincial violation tickets (including traffic offences), federal contravention tickets (including fishing offences), and municipal tickets (including bylaw violations).

Traffic, Ticket, and Bylaw Cases| info & guides

From the Provincial Court of BC:

Need help?

The following services provide help you may need throughout the process.

  • Justice Education Society’s Ask JES provides help with legal information and resources. Call/text 1-855-875-8867 or use live chat on their website.
  • Courthouse Libraries BC provides legal information services via a network of libraries in BC courthouses. Call 1-800-665-2570 or email librarian@courthouselibrary.ca before visiting our library for help with legal research and access to public computers, print materials, and legal databases.

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