Valemount Violation Notice
The Village of Valemount’s Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System manages Notices of Bylaw Violation in Valemount
What is Adjudication?
The Adjudication System allows the Village to manage bylaw disputes locally rather than through the Provincial Court system. Violation notices can be disputed out of court with a private adjudicator appointed by the Provincial Attorney General’s Office.
Why is Adjudication used?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Compliance Agreement?
When a disputant agrees to correct a Bylaw violation, in some instances the Village will accept a reduced penalty. Parking Violations are not applicable.
What happens if a Violation Notice is ignored?
If a penalty is unpaid, Notice of Bylaw Violations may be forwarded to a collection agency to recover the penalty.
When will my dispute be heard?
The Village Office will mail you the date and time of your hearing.
Can I pay the penalty before the hearing date if I change my mind?
Yes, however, payments received after 14 days from when the violation notice was issued must be paid in full.
Can the adjudicator consider my financial position if found guilty?
No. The adjudicator will only determine if the offence occurred. The adjudicator has no authority to raise or lower the penalty amount.
Do I need to appear in person for the hearing?
No. You may send a written submission or arrange for a conference call.
Can I appeal the adjudicator’s decision to a higher authority?
No. An adjudicator’s decision is final.
Can I pay the reduced penalty within 14 days and still proceed to adjudication?
No. Once a penalty is paid the violation notice is closed.