there's more in the link. maybe I shouldn't have paid the fine after all
Millions of dollars in unpaid parking tickets are piled up in municipalities across B.C. — and officials are helpless to collect the cash.
In Vancouver, more than $5 million in outstanding fines are owed on parking tickets issued in 2013 alone.
“The problem is there’s been no effective way for local governments to collect the fines,” said Rhona Martin, president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities.
“Our members would like something done about this.”
And now that the province has helped TransLink deal with fare evasion tickets by withholding licenses and insurance from those who don’t pay their transit fines, a precedent has been set for municipal officials to get similar backing for parking scofflaws.
So far this year in Burnaby, about $775,000 in traffic bylaw fines have been issued but $266,000 or 34 per cent has yet to be paid. About half a million is still outstanding from 2013.