Important Notice for Provincial Offences (POA) Matters
As of September 28, 2020, remote (audio only) non-trial proceedings have commenced. If you have an in-person court date, please do not attend court in person.
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.
All POA timelines are now in effect as the Order from the Chief Justice has expired on February 26, 2021. If you fail to respond as indicated on your ticket, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and convicted. Suspensions of licenses may follow that conviction. Note: Failure to receive notification by mail of your conviction and/or suspension notice does not constitute grounds to dispute your license suspension.
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 an in-person court date:
Please do not attend court in person.
Your court matter will be scheduled for remote (audio) court.
Please call/connect to the Zoom information provided above based on the information provided on your summons (date, time and courtroom number indicated on the summons)
If you need to make an Early Resolution Request or Trial Request:
If you are looking to make a payment:
For Court Questions or Applications:
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.
City Hall - Provincial Offences
350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6555