Appeal an administrative penalty

Appeal an administrative penalty

Passenger transportation operators can make an appeal to the Passenger Transportation Board (Board) about an administrative penalty imposed by the Registrar of Passenger Transportation (Registrar).

The Registrar uses the administrative penalty framework to guide them when imposing penalties. Licensees may appeal an administrative penalty to the Passenger Transportation Board. 

After considering the information provided by the licensee and the Registrar, the Board must:

  • Rescind any or all of the penalties, or
  • Confirm any or all of the penalties

Timeline for filing a notice of appeal

A notice of appeal must be filed no more than 30 calendar days after a licensee receives notice from the Registrar that an administrative penalty has been imposed on the licensee. 

Exceptions to timelines for filing a notice of appeal

The Board may extend the time to file a notice of appeal if the Board is satisfied that:  

  • Special circumstances existed that precluded the filing of a notice of appeal within the 30-day period, and  
  • An injustice would otherwise result

Orders to suspend administrative penalties

Other than an administrative fine, the Board may order that the registrar's order is suspended until the outcome of the appeal. 

Steps in the appeal process