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Overview

SafeRoads Alberta conducts reviews of disputed provincial administrative penalties with decisions issued within 30 days.

If you receive a Notice of Administrative Penalty, you may request a review of your notice, pay fines, or request time to pay.

If you are unable to access SafeRoads Alberta services online, a participating Alberta registry agent will provide these services for an additional service charge.

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Pay your Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) fine or request more time to pay.
Drivers and affected registered owners of a seized vehicle can apply for a review to dispute a vehicle seizure.
Apply for a review to dispute an Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) notice.

Legislation

On December 15, 2021, regulatory amendments came into force relating to the roadside appeal process and to provide clarification on regulations relating to the issuance of a notice of administrative penalty and the review process.

The Provincial Administrative Penalties Act created a simplified, accessible, and efficient system for issuing, managing, and resolving administrative penalties for most first-time impaired driving and other provincial traffic safety matters that are not overly complex and do not result in bodily harm or death. The system is based on improving access to justice while ensuring Albertans have a simple, fast, fair, and efficient way to challenge their notices.

These regulatory amendments were published in the Alberta Gazette on December 15, 2021.

  • Changes to the SafeRoads Alberta Regulation

    These changes will impact all Notices of Administrative Penalty issued on or after December 15, 2021:

    1) Amending section 2(c) to require the Director to provide the expiry date of the last annual maintenance performed on an approved screening device. Prior to December 15, 2021 the Director was required to provide the date of the last annual maintenance of the device.

    2) Deleting sections 4(i)(vi) and 4(i)(vii). An adjudicator will no longer have authority to cancel a Notice of Administrative Penalty issued under section 88.1(1)(e) for arguments related to a roadside appeal.

  • Changes to Vehicle Seizure and Removal Regulation

    There is also a change to the Vehicle Seizure and Removal Regulation to clarify that an affected person under section 11.1 is the registered owner of the vehicle.

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