Provincial Offences Notice

 

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

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. 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:

By Mail or In-Person

  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 on 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.

Online

Depending on your case, you may be able to request a meeting online to discuss your ticket with a prosecutor before going to trial.

Request a meeting to discuss your case:

  1. Visit the online system
  2. Enter the information on the ticket or notice
  3. Click on “Request an early resolution meeting”
  4. Include all information, including your email address and phone number
  5. Submit your request

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

You can check the status of all tickets or fines, issued under the Provincial Offences Act.

You cannot check the status of tickets or fines for:

  • criminal matters
  • parking tickets
  • cases under appeal
  • cases with publication bans
  • charges involving anyone under 16 years of age

For more information, visit POA Online Services

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 information to assist you to complete these forms, contact or visit us at:
Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9
Phone:  905-540-5592