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Provincial Offences

Important Notice for Provincial Offences Matters 

In order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, The Chief Justice of Ontario has decided to cancel Provincial Offences (POA) in-person court appearances between March 16, 2020 and September 11, 2020.

Under the order made by the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act all timelines under the POA is on hold until further notice. As directed by the Ministry of Attorney General, POA will not be enforcing defaulted fines until further notice.

Phones are answered Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the current pandemic.

If you have a court date between now and September 11, 2020:

  • 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 by mail to the address on file with the court.

If you need to make an Early Resolution Request or Trial Request:

  • Currently, Early Resolution requests can only be accepted by mail, email or online at ontario.ca/ticketsandfines. There is a drop box located outside of the 400 City Hall Square building for those that do not have access to the email. Printed forms can be found inside the 400 City Hall Square East building for those that do not have access to a printer.
  • Trial requests are accepted by mail and email at this time. Please email poa.tickets@citywindsor.ca with your completed Notice of Intention to Appear (POA0813) form found on our website under POA forms. There is a drop box located outside of the 400 City Hall Square East building for those that do not have access to the email. Printed forms can be found inside the 400 City Hall Square East building for those that do not have access to a printer.
  • As there are no timelines imposed at this time, you do not need to make your request within 14 days as indicated on the ticket.

If you are looking to make a payment:

  • Payment can only be made over the phone, online via paytickets.ca or by mail.
  • Please attach the Mail in Payment Form found on our website under POA forms.
  • Only full payments of fines are accepted online.

For Court Questions or Applications:

  • You can call 519-255-6555 Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please check our website at regularly to keep up to date on any changes in services and timelines that may affect your tickets and fines.


Notice: Provincial Offences Temporary Court Location

  • The Provincial Offences Court (POA) office located at 251 Goyeau Street remains closed due to the fire at the Westcourt Place.
  • All court activity will now take place at 350 City Hall Square West until alternate arrangements can be made or a return to the Westcourt building can take place.

The Provincial Offences Act (POA) is a provincial statute that sets out procedures for the prosecution of offences under other provincial statutes and regulations and municipal by-laws. The Windsor/Essex Provincial Offences division provides for the prosecutorial and court administrative functions for all Provincial Offences matters on behalf of Windsor/Essex County Court Service Area, including enforcement, collection and distribution of fine revenues.

The POA provisions govern all aspects from serving notices to a defendant to conducting trials. Provincial Offences are non-criminal charges, covering over 120 different Acts primarily issued by the police, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Highway Traffic Act - includes speeding, careless driving, fail to wear seatbelt assembly, etc.
  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act - includes failing to surrender insurance card or possessing an invalid insurance card, etc.
  • Liquor Licence Act - includes being intoxicated in a public place, selling alcohol to a minor, etc.
  • Trespass to Property Act - includes entering premise when entry is prohibited, failing to leave premises as directed to do so, etc.

For more general information, see the Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases

Temporary address:
City Hall - Provincial Offences
350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6555
Fax:(519) 255-6556​​

 

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