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Faulty Parking Violation Letter. What to Do?

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Sep 7, 2006
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Faulty Parking Violation Letter. What to Do?

Hi,

My dad received a letter in the mail saying he has a parking infraction that was not paid and that we need to fight it or plead guilty. The letter stated that the infraction took place in a small town in Ottawa on September this year. My dad retired from driving for the past 3 years and does not own a car. THis is definitely a mistake by someone. No way that he is going to travel all the way to Ottawa to fight it in court as we live in Markham. There is a number on the letter which we called but it goes staright to an answering machine. Anyone came across this situation? What can we do?

Thanks
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Deal Addict
Jul 22, 2014
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If your dad is not planning on registering the car ever again, just ignore it.
Lol at small town of Ottawa.
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Good thing is, if he is not going to renew insurance there's nothing they can do to him.

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Mar 31, 2008
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Sounds like a scam to me. Call the parking department there as well.
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Sep 7, 2006
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valeradunets wrote: If your dad is not planning on registering the car ever again, just ignore it.
Lol at small town of Ottawa.
No he is no planning to. The town is Arnprior. Thanks for your help.
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Jun 26, 2009
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Just pay it. Even if he is not planing on driving, the outstanding fine will slowly kill him. He will be thinking about it every day - unnecessary stress.
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Also, where is his last set of plates? Maybe they got stolen/ thrown out and someone else is using them illegally.
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Is the ticket from some random parking company or from the city?
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