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Provincial Offences

Provincial Offences involve a range of legislation including the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Act Liquor Licence Act and the Trespass to Property Act. The administration. ticketing and laying of charges under the provincial offences act is managed locally by the City of Hamilton. Municipalities across Ontario perform the same function in their respective jurisdictions.

Ticket Payment Methods

Payment of fines and tickets issued under the Provincial Offences Act may be made in any of the following ways:
  • Online - with a Visa or Mastercard. You can learn more about Provincial Offences Administration (POA).

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  • In Person - by cash, cheque, money order, debit, Visa and Mastercard.
  • By Mail - with cheque or money order. Please be sure to include your offence notice, notice of fine and due date or the ticket number with your payment.
Office Location
Hamilton's Provincial Offences Office is located at 45 Main Street, East, Suite 408, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7, within the John Sopinka Courthouse.

Trials for Provincial Offences matters are heard at the John Sopinka Courthouse, 45 Main Street, East, Suite 408, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7. Trials are scheduled into courtrooms 300, 320 or 326. A court docket is posted outside each courtroom for the cases for the current day according to the tier they are scheduled into.

To make an inquiry or order a transcript, please contact a court monitor for the Provincial Offences office by calling (905) 540- 5592.

Prosecutors are located within the Provincial Offences Office and can be reached for disclosure at the address mentioned above. The prosecutors are part of the Legal Services Department for the City of Hamilton.