Provincial Offences Notice

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July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

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
45 Main Street East, Suite 408
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7

  • 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:
    John Sopinka Courthouse
    45 Main Street East, Suite 408
    Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7
     
  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:

John Sopinka Courthouse
45 Main Street East, Suite 408
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7

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:

John Sopinka Courthouse
45 Main Street East, Suite 408
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7

If you require assistance completing the forms:

  • Phone:  905-540-5592
     
  • Visit: POA office
    John Sopinka Courthouse:
    45 Main Street East, Suite 408
    Hamilton, Ontario