Paying Traffic Fines
If you received a red light or photo radar violation ticket, as the registered owner of the plate you will receive a Notice of Offence in the mail from the Edmonton Police Service which includes images of the violation you have three options to respond.
Pay the Voluntary Payment
- At any Registry Office or Provincial Court
- Service fees apply
Note that you must bring the ticket with you.
Pay on time to avoid late fees
If your payment is recieved on or before your court appearance date, you will not be charged the late payment fee of $20 or 20 per cent of the voluntary payment amount, whichever is greater. By paying the voluntary payment amount, you are pleading guilty and do not need to appear in court.
For more information about responding to a ticket, please refer to the options on the back of the ticket or go to tickets.alberta.ca.
Plead Not Guilty
Provincial Court Traffic
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
Mail your notice to the address indicated above and sign the following statement on the notice:
I wish to Plead Not Guilty to the offence I have been charged with and Will Appear at the Trial Date set for me. I understand that I will be advised of this trial date by ordinary mail which will be sent to address on the face of this offence notice unless I indicate a different address below. I understand that should I fail to appear for my trial I may be convicted in my absence without a hearing and I will be responsible for payment of any penalty plus late payment charges that may become applicable.
A trail date will be set.
Appear Before a Justice
- Appear before a justice at the appearance address and date indicated on the reverse side of your ticket
- You may plead guilty or not guilty to the offence charged
- If you plead guilty, you may ask for time to pay the fine
- If you want to make submissions as to your penalty, a trial date may be set
- If you plead not guilty, a trial date will be set
Please Note: Where authorized, the voluntary payment option includes a victims surcharge. The victims surcharge is used to assist victims of crime in the Province of Alberta.