Provincial Offences

Important Notice for Provincial Offences (POA) Matters

Remote video/audio non-trial proceedings have commenced. If you have an in-person court date, please do not attend court in person.

Remote video trial proceedings have commenced. At this time, trials are proceeding by video only. If you do not have video capabilities to attend your trial, please contact the general line at 519-255-6555 to make arrangements.

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:

  • Courtroom 301 - Meeting ID: 957 4061 7183 Passcode: 222958
  • Courtroom 303 - Meeting ID: 936 9524 9280 Passcode: 224862

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 licences 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 licence 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.

Counter services will be available to the public at 350 City Hall Square West starting Monday, July 19, 2021. Hours of operation are from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) and are by appointment only at least 24 hours in advance. Please click here to schedule an appointment: Book Appointment.

If you have an in-person court date:

  • Please do not attend court in person.
  • Your court matter will be scheduled for remote video/audio court.
  • Please call/connect to Zoom as indicated on the information provided above based on the date, time and courtroom number provided on your summons (offence notice).

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 ontario.ca/ticketsandfines or in person by booking an appointment 24 hours in advance. 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 by booking an appointment 24 hours in advance. 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 or for after hours.

If you are looking to make a payment:

  • Payment can be made over the phone, online via paytickets.ca, by mail or in person by booking an appointment 24 hours in advance.
  • 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 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • You can make an in-person appointment at least 24 hours in advance. 

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 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 400 City Hall Square East, Room 404B.

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

Address:
City Hall - Provincial Offences
400 City Hall Square East, Room 404B
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6555
Fax: (519) 255-6556​​​​​​

 

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