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Provincial Offences Notice

Provincial Offences Administration (POA) office at 50 Main Street East is Open

Residents are encouraged to pay fines or file court documents online or by phone. Payments can be made in person by cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, cheque or money order. The filing of court documents, such as requests for extension of time to pay, requests for re-opening, requests to schedule and early resolution meeting, or requests to schedule a trial can also be done in person. You can also email these requests to [email protected].

All visitors must complete the COVID19 court house screening prior to entering the courthouse.

All in-person court matters (Trials and First Appearances) from October 19, 2020 to May 31, 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. Follow the instructions given and do not attend court in person.

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

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)

You can pay your offence notice in one of 3 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. Phone

Call 905-540-5592

  • Payment can be made with a valid credit card, Debit Visa/Mastercard.
  • Have your ticket number and credit card information available when you call.

3. In person

Pay your fine to:

Provincial Offences Office for the City of Hamilton
50 Main Street East
Suite 110
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.

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

1. 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 in the mail regarding the date, time and location of your early resolution meeting.

2. Email

To request an early resolution meeting through email, complete the Replacement of Missing Offence Notice (PDF, 93 KB) and submit to [email protected].

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

3. 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, Suite 110
    Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9
  5. You will be sent a notice in the mail regarding 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 by one of these methods:

Online Notice of Intention to Appear Form

NEW! Pilot Project - The self-service Notice of Intention to Appear form is now available to request a trial date for an Offence Notice.

Request a trial button

In Person

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

To help you stay safe, Hamilton Provincial Offences Courtrooms are closed for in-person court proceedings.  Currently all scheduled court proceedings are being held virtually.

If you have a court appearance, do not attend the courthouse in person. Please note your appearance will be remote by telephone or Zoom on the date and time indicated on your appearance notice. At this time, disregard any part of the summons which states you must attend in person.

Below are instructions to help you participate/observe virtual court proceedings.

Connecting to Virtual Court Proceedings

Refer to the Courtroom Number provided on your notice or summons and follow the link accordingly for the courtroom you are scheduled to in order to connect to Zoom or call the number associated to the courtroom to connect via telephone. Please note that all trials are held by video.

Courtroom 100
Phone number 1-855-703-8985 (Canada Toll-free)
Meeting ID 969 7412 4694
Passcode 552668

Courtroom 200
Phone Number 1-855-703-8985 (Canada Toll-free)
Meeting ID 961 1718 1690
Passcode 047378

Courtroom 201
Phone Number 1-855-703-8985 (Canada Toll-free)
Meeting ID 976 1940 7929
Passcode 837274

Courtroom 202
Phone Number 1-855-703-8985 (Canada Toll-free)
Meeting ID 988 0956 0795
Passcode 200661

Requiring Assistance

If you do not have access to a personal telephone, a computer or the internet to attend your virtual court proceeding, or if you would like to request a disability related accommodation or assistance, contact Hamilton Court Services prior to your scheduled appearance date at: [email protected] or 905-540-5592 ext. 7.

Virtual Court Decorum for Participants and Observers

All Participants and Observers must conduct themselves for remote hearings as if they were physically in the courtroom.

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

  • Complete a Order for Transcript (PDF, 447 KB) | Commande de Transcription (PDF, 407 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 (PDF, 100 KB) | Demande de Divulgation (PDF, 147 KB) and send the request by one of these 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
Suite 110
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

Motion for Extension of Time to Pay

If you require additional time to make payments on outstanding fines that have been convicted, complete the Motion for Extension of Time to Pay Fine Form (PDF, 3.6 MB)  |  Requête en Prorogation du Délai de Paiement d’une Amende (PDF, 702 KB). A separate application is required for each individual fine. You can submit you application(s) by email to: [email protected], or by mail: 50 Main Street East, Suite 110, Hamilton ON L8N 1E9.

This application will be reviewed.  To inquire about the status of your application, after 7 business days upon the submission of your application, contact the Hamilton Provincial Offences Administration office by email: [email protected], or by phone: 905-540-5592 option #7.

Application for Reopening

If you missed your Early Resolution or Trial date, and wish to continue with the dispute process, complete the Affidavit in Support of a Request for Re-opening/Affidavit a L'appui d'une Demande de Reouverture (POA 0801) (PDF, 173 KB). You can submit by email: [email protected], or by mail: 50 Main Street East, Suite 110, Hamilton ON L8N 1E9.

This application will be reviewed by a Justice of the Peace. After 7 business days upon the submission of your application, please contact the Hamilton Provincial Offences Administration office by email: [email protected], or by phone: 905-540-5592 option #7, to inquire about the status of your application.

Request to Reschedule Early Resolution Meeting

If you cannot attend on the date and/or time of your scheduled Early Resolution meeting, complete the Request to Reschedule/Postpone an Early Resolution Meeting/Demande de Remise de la Rencontre Pour Règlement Rapide (POA 859)  (PDF, 54 KB). You can submit by email: [email protected], or by mail: 50 Main Street East, Suite 110, Hamilton ON L8N 1E9.

General Forms

General forms for court proceedings. Completed forms can be submitted by email: [email protected], or by mail: 50 Main Street East, Suite 110, 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