Handwritten Parking ticket, do I need to pay for this?
recently I got 3 tickets in UofT campus, all handwritten. The ticket paper is rough and there is city of toronto logo above. Before I did not take this seriously because all tickets issued in private parking lots of campus never appear on toronto.ca/aps website. But these 3 $30 tickets appear this time.
I think if they are in the system, I have to pay these as I need to renew plate in July. Well, something interesting happened, when I search by plate and ticket number, I can clearly see these tickets outstanding, but when I search by "Driver's license number/RIN number" or "ticket number and last name", they are not in the system. What I mean is they can only be searched with plate and ticket, but if searched with anything regarding my personal information, they cannot be found.
The reason behind these, I guess, is that my plate is personalized, with one space between letters. All other parking enforcement officers, which issued tickets with machine, can identify the space, but the handwritten officer in my campus did not identify that so tickets are not bind to my information.
Here is the question: Do I have to pay for these 3 tickets? First of all, if I request a screening, that means in the form I give out my information, then if I don't do anything, they will run a vehicle owner search, probably bind these tickets to me with extra fees.
It is a $90 deal, not that much, but hard to dispute with screening, what should I do?