Tickets & Parking

Provincial Offences Notice

Some Provincial Offences administered by the City of Hamilton are:

  • Highway Traffic Act charges such as speeding, careless driving, hand-held communication devices Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges
  • Trespass to Property Act charges 
  • Liquor
  • Municipal By-laws
  • Other statutes

You have three different options for resolving an Offence Notice:

  • Option 1: Plea of guilty and pay your offence notice
  • Option 2: Early Resolution – Meet with the Prosecutor
  • Option 3: Trial Option

A number of services and forms can be accessed online, by mail, or over the phone. Please do not come to the courthouse unless you are required to. For more information, please click on the specific section tabs below.

The following services are available:

  • Payments (online through paytickets.ca, phone, mail, in person)
  • Inquiries (email, phone)
  • Early Resolution - Meet with Prosecutor (online, email, mail, in person)
  • Trial Request (email, mail, in person)
  • On-line forms (Trial Requests, Extension Applications, Disclosure requests etc)

Hamilton Provincial Offences administration office at 50 Main St. E. has reopened.

Provincial Offences Administration Office has reopened for counter services only. The building has resumed normal hours of operation Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Residents are encouraged to pay fines or file court documents online or by phone – details are below.

Where required, fine payments can be made in person by cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, cheque, or money order. Court documents, such as requests for extension of time to pay, requests for a re-opening, requests to schedule an early resolution meeting, or requests to schedule a trial can also be filed in person, if necessary.

All in-person court matters (Trials and First Appearances) from Monday, October 19, 2020 to Friday, January 22, 2021, will be adjourned to a future date. Notice of your new court date will be mailed to you at the last known address on file with the court. If your address has changed, or you require more information, please contact the court office at [email protected] or 905-540-5592 ext. 7.  Please follow the instructions given and do not attend court in person.

Scheduled early resolution hearings being conducted remotely over the phone are proceeding as scheduled.

  • If you have an in-person matter scheduled during this time, you do not need to attend court.
  • If you are a defendant, a notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court.
  • If you were summoned to appear in court for a provincial offence during the State of Emergency, you do not need to attend, as the matter will be rescheduled.

Statutory timelines have been extended, including time to exercise your options on the Offence Notice (ticket).

  • If you have any questions about the scheduling of your Provincial Offences Act offence, please contact the Hamilton Provincial offences office at 905-540-5592 or via email at [email protected] more information visit the Government of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General website.

For more information visit the Government of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General website.

 

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

  • Payment can be made with a valid credit card. Debit cards are not accepted for phone payments.
  • 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:

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

You will be sent a notice of the date, time and location of your early resolution meeting.

Email

Complete a Replacement of Missing Offence Notice form and submit to [email protected].ca.

You will be sent a notice of the date, time and location of your early resolution meeting.

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.

If you fail to attend the Early Resolution meeting, the court may enter a conviction in your absence.

You can appear in court to plead not guilty by submitting a Notice of Intention to Appear Form (DOC, 64 KB) by one of the following methods::

Email

Submit completed form to [email protected]

Mail or In Person

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

If you wish to file an appeal or make a Charter application, you will need three copies of the transcript of the court proceedings.

How to order a transcript of court proceedings

  • Fill out a Order for Transcript (PDF, 17 KB) | Commande de Transcription (PDF, 17 KB)
  • Submit your transcript order in person at 50 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Room 110 or as otherwise arranged. You will be required to pay the minimum deposit of $20 at the time of ordering. 
  • Need to order a digital audio recording of proceedings? Fill out a Defendant Audio Request Form (PDF, 157 KB) | Counsel or Licensed Paralegal Audio Request Form (PDF, 225 KB)
  • If your matter is lengthy, you will be contacted by a court reporter regarding a larger deposit before production of your transcript begins.
  • You will be contacted when the transcript is complete and ready for pick up. Information will also be provided regarding any balance or refund that may be owed. Please pick up the transcript and finalize your account in person or as otherwise arranged with the court reporter who contacts you.

Note: Full payment is required for all outstanding invoices after a transcript order has been completed even if, for any reason, the transcript is no longer required. Cancellation of orders must be provided in writing by fax, email, or in person. A full refund will be provided if the order has not been processed. You will be responsible for any amount owing for partial production at the time of cancellation, if production has already begun.

Description Cost
1st certified copy $4.30 per page or $20, whichever is greater
Each additional certified copy $0.55 per page or $20, whichever is greater
Uncertified electronic copy ordered at time of order No charge
Uncertified electronic copy ordered at any other time $20 per transcript

Recording of digital audio of proceedings
Note: All orders for digital audio recordings are subject to Access Policies and may require an order by the presiding justice of the peace

Single day’s recording per case: $22

Multiple day recordings per case: $22 for first day requested, $10.50 for each additional day of same case if ordered at same time (must have already taken place to be processed as a single transaction)

Transcript fees as legislated in Ontario Regulation 94/14 effective May 1, 2014.

For further inquiries regarding transcript orders, contact 905-546-2424 ext. 6297 or [email protected].

Once you have a court date, to obtain disclosure, complete a Disclosure Request Form and send the request by one of the following methods: 

Email [email protected]
Fax 905-546-2620
Mail Municipal Prosecutor’s Office
c/o City Hall, 71 Main St. West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4Y5

In person Municipal Prosecutor’s Office
50 Main St. East
Room 156
Hamilton, Ontario.

Hamilton Police Service

If you have been charged with speeding by a Hamilton Police Service officer and the officer used a radar or laser device to obtain the speed reading, you can obtain a copy of the relevant manual for the device used by clicking on the link to the manual. The officer's notes will indicate what device the officer used.

Ontario Provincial Police

If you have been charged with speeding by an Ontario Provincial Police officer and the officer used a radar or laser device to obtain the speed reading, you can obtain a copy of the relevant operating and testing sections of the manual for the device used by clicking on the link to the manual. The officer’s notes will indicate what device the officer used.

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 us by:
Email [email protected]
Phone 905-540-5592