Provincial Offences Notice

Potential Postal Disruption

In the event of a postal disruption at Canada Post that may begin on or after October 22, 2018, we ask that citizens please make alternative arrangements to ensure the timely receipt of their payment to the City. 

POA payment options include:

  • Online at www.paytickets.ca
  • In person by visiting 50 Main Street, East, Room 110, Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
  • Over the phone by calling 905-540-5592, option 7

You can also retrieve fine and court date information by visiting www.ontario.ca/ticketsandfines
Please note that late payment fees will not be waived in the event that the payment is not received on or before payment due date.

If you have any concerns, please free to call 905-540-5592.

Parking ticket payment options include:

Please be advised that during this postal disruption payment for parking tickets can be made by the following methods:

  • Online at www.hamilton.ca/pay-your-ticket
  • Drop boxes are available at the rear of City Hall, 71 Main St., West and the Hamilton Municipal Parking System office located at 80 Main St. West. Please do not put cash in the drop box (cheque or money order only).
  • In person at the Hamilton Municipal Parking System and any of the Municipal Service Centre locations.

Please note that additional administrative and late fees will not be waived in the event that the payment is not received on or before payment due date.

If you have any concerns, please free to call 905-540-6000.

 

Some Provincial Offences administered by the City of Hamilton are:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Seatbelt infractions
  • Trespassing
  • Liquor
  • Municipal By-laws
  • Other statutes

You have three different options for resolving an Offence Notice:

  • pay your offence notice
  • request an early resolution
  • request a trial

Notice of POA Office Closure
Monday, November 12, 2018

Provincial Offences Office will be closed on Monday November 12, 2018 . Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday November 13, 2018. 

Fine payments can be made by visiting www.hamilton.ca/payyourticket.

To find out the status of your case, you can access the Ontario information www.ontario.ca/ticketsandfines and select the location code 4760 then the offence number displayed on the ticket.

You can pay your offence notice in one of the following ways:

1. Online

Pay your ticket online

  • There is a $3 non-refundable convenience fee added to online payments.
  • It takes up to three business days to process your payment and update the court records.
  • It can take up to five business days to update the Ministry of Transportation records.

2. In person

Pay your fine to:

Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

  • You can pay by cash, cheque, money order, debit or credit card when you pay in person.
  • You can pay by cheque, money order or credit card when you pay by mail.
  • You must include or bring your offence notice, notice of fine and due date or the ticket number with your payment.

3. Fax

Fax to 905-540-5730

You can arrange to pay your fine by credit card via fax if you call 905-540-5592. Staff will fax a form. You must sign this form and fax it back. Your payment will be processed within 24 hours of receipt.

4. Phone

Call 905-540-5592

  • Have your ticket number and credit card information available when you call.

If you need more time to pay your fine, complete the Application to Extend Time to Pay Fine (DOC, 126 KB)

You can request an early resolution to meet with the prosecutor and discuss the charge. Follow these steps to request an early resolution:

  1. Check off the Request for Meeting box on the back of the offence notice.
     
  2. Record any change in your address information at the bottom on the back of the offence notice.
     
  3. If you require an interpreter for your meeting, indicate the language required ion the back of the offence notice.
     
  4. Mail or bring your offence notice to:
    Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
    50 Main Street East
    Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9
  5. You will be sent a notice of the date, time and location of your early resolution meeting.

If you fail to attend the Early Resolution meeting, the court might enter a conviction.

You can appear in court to plead not guilty. Submit the Notice of Intention to Appear Form (DOC, 64 KB) in person at:

Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

Call 905-540-5592 to make an inquiry or order a transcript.

The Ontario Court of Justice has developed a Guide to Appeals in Provincial Offences Cases, providing general information about court process for appeals under the Provincial Offences Act.

View or print these forms that can be used in court proceedings. Bring any required forms to:

Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

If you require assistance completing the forms:

  • Phone:  905-540-5592
     
  • Visit: 
    Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
    50 Main Street East
    Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9