Provincial Offences Courts Closed
February 10, 2021
Please note that in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice has closed in person Provincial Offences Courts until further notice. All matters will be heard by Zoom.
For further information please call our office at 519-524-8394 ext 2.or email email@example.com.
Virtual Court Information
February 10, 2021
Please reference the information below on how to attend remote court on the date/time indicated on your notice.
Audio/Video Connection Options Available:
Option 1: To join by audio:
- Please call 1-855-703-8985 promptly 5 minutes before your start time.
- You will be asked to enter the following Meeting ID Number: 997 9591 4760#
- It will then ask you to press # a second time
Option 2: To join by video:
- Enter https://zoom.us/join in your internet browser.
- Enter the Meeting ID: 997 9591 4760
- Meeting Passcode: 828721
For further information, reference the Zoom User Guide for Remote Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice.
Notice to Public Regarding Provincial Offences Act Matters
May 20, 2020
Please be advised that the Ontario Court of Justice has posted a new Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public Re: Provincial Offences Act Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice effective May 19, 2020.
This Notice may be found on the Court’s website at www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/notice-to-public-regarding-provincial-offences-act-matters/.
Contact information for all municipal courts is available here: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/Court_Addresses/poa/
Provincial Offences Administration
The County’s Provincial Offences Administration office is responsible for the administration of the County’s court services including setting trial dates and collection of fines laid under the Provincial Offences Act (POA).
Provincial Offences are non-criminal charges and include fines issued under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act, Trespass to Property Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. Other charges under Provincial Offences jurisdiction include contravention to municipal by-laws and minor federal statutes such as Fish and Game.
The Provincial Offences Administration is a division of the Treasury Department. Offices are located at:
Provincial Offences Office
County of Huron Court House, Lower Level
1 Courthouse Square
Phone: 519.524.8394 ext. 2
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (excluding holidays)
Payments can be made by: Cash, Debit, VISA, MasterCard, Money Order or personal cheque. Please make payable to: Treasurer, County of Huron. NOTE: Post dated cheques WILL NOT be accepted.
At the County of Huron POA Department in the lower level of the Huron County Court House, 1 Courthouse Square, Goderich, ON.
Send payment (DO NOT send cash in the mail) to:
County of Huron – Provincial Offences Office
1 Courthouse Square
Provincial Offences Act (POA) violations can be paid online using paytickets.ca.
Out of Town Payments
Payments can also be made at any Provincial Offences Office in Ontario. Please call and verify with your local POA office prior to using this option, as there may be restrictions in place.
For payment inquiries, always refer to your TICKET NUMBER, CASE NUMBER, or DRIVER’S LICENCE NUMBER; if calling, have this information available for reference. Returned Cheques (NSF) and Credit Card Reversals
All returned cheques and credit card reversals are subject to a $35.00 fee.
Past Due Payments
If you are paying outside of the prescribed time you may have incurred extra fees and your licence may be suspended and/or collection proceedings may have commenced. Please verify your outstanding amount with the Court Office if you are not paying within the prescribed time.
If you have a Notice of Suspension please note that the reinstatement fee is NOT payable to the Court Office. This fee MUST be paid to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) prior to any reinstatement of the licence; failure to pay will cause the licence to remain suspended. The reinstatement process takes 3-5 business days. The FINES affecting the licence ARE payable at the Court Office and not at MTO offices.