Provincial Offences Administration

Provincial Offences Courts Closed
Virtual Court Information
Notice to Public Regarding Provincial Offences Act Matters
Provincial Offences Administration
Payment Options
Suspended Licences

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.

Provincial Offences is closed at the Huron County Court House. This includes in-person ticket payment and traffic court. Remote options for service are available.

For further information please call our office at 519-524-8394 ext 2.or email poa@huroncounty.ca.


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

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

Effective April 8, 2021, the Provincial Offences Administrative Office will be closed to the public due to the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order.

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
Goderich, ON
N7A 1M2

Phone: 519.524.8394 ext. 2
Fax: 519.524.2044
Email address: poa@huroncounty.ca

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (excluding holidays)


Payment Options

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.

In Person

At the County of Huron POA Department in the lower level of the Huron County Court House, 1 Courthouse Square, Goderich, ON.

By Mail

Send payment (DO NOT send cash in the mail) to:

County of Huron – Provincial Offences Office
1 Courthouse Square
Goderich, ON
N7A 1M2

Online

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.


Suspended Licences

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.