Provincial Offences

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Scam Notice:

Our office has been alerted that members of the public are receiving text messages from numbers claiming to be from the Ontario Courts. These text messages are a scam and should be deleted.

If you have been the victim of a fraud or if you would like to file a police report regarding an incident, please call the police non-emergency number (519) 258-6111 or attend Windsor Police Service (WPS) Headquarters main office located at 150 Goyeau Street. If you wish to speak with a member of the WPS Financial Crimes Unit, call (519) 255 6700 ext. 4330.

Please reference the information below on how to attend remote court on the date/time indicated on your summons or on your notice:

Call toll free 1-855-703-8985, or join by Zoom online as follows:

Please review the Best Practices for Remote Hearings guide prior to attending remote court.

Disclosure Requests - Click here to request disclosure (English)

Demande de divulgation - Cliquez ici pour demander la divulgation (Français)

In-person and remote appearances are available; however, you must follow the directions on your court notice to attend your initial court appearance. If it is scheduled for remote appearance and you do not have the proper equipment, please call the general line at 519-255-6555 to make alternate arrangements.

Phones are answered Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Counter services are available to the public at Suite 401-400 City Hall Square East. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

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

  • Currently, Early Resolution requests can be accepted by mail, email or online at or in person. There is a drop box located outside of the 400 City Hall Square building for those that do not have access to the email or for after hours.
  • Trial requests are accepted by mail, email and in person. Please email with your completed Notice of Intention to Appear (POA0813) form found on our website under Provincial Offences Act (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 or for after hours.

If you are looking to make a payment:

  • Payment can be made over the phone, via online, by mail or in person.
  • Please attach the Mail in Payment Form found on our website under POA Forms for mail in payments.
  • 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 4:30 p.m.
  • You can attend the office in person.

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

Notice: Provincial Offences Court Location

  • All court activity will now take place at Suite 401-400 City Hall Square East.

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.

City Hall - Provincial Offences
Suite 401-400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6555
Fax: (519) 255-6556

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