Information About Alberta Traffic Court Closure Due to COVID-19

(updated  May 15, 2020)

Until further notice, all Traffic Courts in Alberta are closed to the public. The information on this page has been retrieved from the Provincial Court of Alberta website but only that information which pertains directly to your Calgary area traffic tickets. We will be promptly updating this page as new information is released.

If you have an appearance, trial or application scheduled during the closure, you cannot attend court in person. Contact the court handling your matter (contact info below) if you…

  • need extra time to pay,
  • wish to adjourn your matter,
  • wish to plead not guilty and set a trial date
    (not guilty pleas continue to be accepted by mail… instructions are on your ticket)

If you fail to contact the court on or before your scheduled appearance, you may be convicted in absence and subject to a late payment charge. If applicable, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

If your court date arrives before the courts reopen, The Pointman can still help you fight your ticket. Contact us for a free consultation. We’ll reserve plea on your behalf then monitor the progress of your case, reporting to you any pertinent updates. Once the courts reopen we’ll carry your file to conclusion as discussed during our consultation.

If You Just Wish to Pay Your Fine, DO NOT Go to the Courthouse

Fine payments can be made:

  • online
  • by mail to the Provincial Traffic Production Centre, 601 5th St SW, Calgary AB T2P 5P7
  • through a Registry Office (call ahead to make sure they're open)

Please understand most traffic tickets have way more at stake than just the fine. That ticket on your record means demerits and can drive your insurance rates up (which you'll pay for a full 3 years). Give us a few minutes of your time and you’ll understand how we can keep that from happening.

Contact Info During Traffic Court Closure (Southern Alberta):

Calgary:
caltraffic.counter@gov.ab.ca • fx: 403‐297‐2220 • ph: 403‐592‐2922

Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Rimbey, Coronation:
rddp@just.gov.ab.ca • fx: 403‐340‐7985 • ph: 403‐340‐5250

Medicine Hat, Brooks:
criminaljp.medicinehat@csadm.just.gov.ab.ca • fx: 403‐529‐8606 • ph: 403‐529‐8644

Airdrie, Canmore, Cochrane, Didsbury, Okotoks, Tsuu T'ina, Turner Valley:
inquiries.calgaryregional@just.gov.ab.ca • fx: 403‐297‐3237 • ph: 403‐592‐2740

Drumheller, Hanna, Siksika Nation, Strathmore:
pc‐crim.drumheller@gov.ab.ca • fx: 403‐823‐6073 • ph: 403‐820‐7300

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