Driver licensing

Paying a ticket

ICBC collects traffic fines on behalf of the provincial government. If you have tickets, they must be paid before renewing your driver's licence or car insurance, unless they're in dispute. Unpaid tickets could affect your ability to renew or upgrade your licence. For more information about when we refuse to issue a licence, please see the relevant section of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Pay early to save

For most tickets, you can pay your ticket within 30 days to have it reduced by $25.


If your ticket starts with the letter "E" or the letter "S", you may be able to pay it online at PayBC. Have your ticket and payment method ready.

By phone

Have your driver's licence and payment card number ready when you call us. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, as well as Visa Debit and Debit MasterCard.

Our hours are from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m–4:30 p.m.

In person

Bring your ticket and payment to one of these locations:

We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), debit, cash or money orders. 

By mail

Send the following:

  • a cheque or money order payable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, and

  • a photocopy of the front of the ticket, or a note with the following details:

    • the ticket number and date

    • your full name, address, driver's licence number and date of birth, and

    • the Act and Section number of the offence. (This information is written on the ticket.)

Mail to:

Ticket Payment Processing
Bag 3505
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 3N9

Not your ticket?

If you believe that a ticket appearing on your driving record belongs to someone else, you can apply to have it reviewed. Call us for more information.

Lost traffic tickets

If you've lost your ticket, call us. We can let you know if it's in our system. (If it's not, you'll have to contact your local police.)

Dispute a ticket

You can either dispute the ticket or the amount of the fine. Find out how to dispute a traffic or red light ticket.

Parking tickets

ICBC doesn't collect parking tickets or municipal tickets. Excessive debts to Translink, however, could prevent you from getting your driver's licence renewed.