Click here for the Provincial Offences Administration Community Resource Guide, designed to guide you through the adjustments made to some of our regular County operations and services in response to COVID-19.
Provincial Offences Office Closed to Public
July 3, 2020
Effective March 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm the Provincial Offences Office will no longer be open to the public.
If you require assistance please contact us at 519-524-8394 ext 2 or email email@example.com.
Provincial Offences is operating, other than at the counter, and are available to help with your questions; concerns and payments.
Provincial Offences Courts Closed
All Provincial Offences Courts are now closed effective March 16 to September 11, 2020.
If you have an in-person Court appearance between now and September 11: Please do not attend Court.
Your court date will be adjourned and rescheduled for a future date yet to be determined. You will be notified of your next court appearance.
We do encourage you to utilize our remote options where possible:
If you are looking to make a payment:
- We recommend you to utilize paytickets.ca
- We also accept telephone payments. Our phone number is 519-524-8394 ext 2
If you are looking to file materials with the Court:
We accept electronic filing. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
For other issues and general inquiries, please contact us via email or telephone.
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
Goderich, ON N7A 1M2
Phone: 519.524.8394 ext. 2/ Fax: 519.524.2044
Email address: email@example.com
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 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
Goderich, ON N7A 1M2
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.