If you receive a summary offence ticket for not having your driver’s licence or proof of insurance with you while driving, you can visit Police Headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street in Halifax, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to have your ticket cancelled.
You can request that your ticket be cancelled if:
- the ticket was issued by Halifax Regional Police or Halifax District RCMP
- the ticket is for Halifax or Dartmouth provincial courts
- you can provide valid documentation to prove that you weren’t in violation of the Motor Vehicle Act at the time of the offence
You’ll have to pay a $25 processing fee and you must make your request no later than 4:30 p.m. on the stated due date on your ticket.
If you miss the due date, you’ll have to contact the courthouse.
More information on your options if you receive a summary offence ticket.
What do I need to bring when I want to cancel a ticket?
When coming to Police Headquarters, be sure to bring your ticket with you. You also need to provide supporting documentation based on the summary offence ticket you received.
No driver’s licence tickets
Your driver’s licence and it must be valid for the time of the offence. It also must be the correct class for the vehicle you were driving when the offence occurred and the expiry date must cover the date the ticket was issued.
No proof of insurance tickets
Show your insurance card (pink) for the vehicle you were driving—it must be valid for the time of the offence. You’ll also need the vehicle permit for the vehicle you were driving when the offence occurred. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the vehicle permit must match the VIN on your insurance card.