Notice (December 22, 2023): Please be advised Court Services is experiencing an ongoing Issue with their payment website and are working to resolve the issue.
Customer Alert - August 12, 2022:
The City of Toronto does not send text messages or email reminders about parking violations/tickets or issue reminders through a third party. If received, do not click on any of the links and delete the message. Learn how to pay your parking violation.
If you received a ticket, you have 15 days to exercise one of the options on the back of your ticket. If you do not respond within 15 days, you may be deemed not to dispute the charge and the court may enter a conviction for the offence.
Please see the following City of Toronto link for all general information on Tickets, Fines & Penalties: website
Court Case Look Up is an easy, convenient, online way for you to:
Court Case Look up is available between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. at www.toronto.ca/courtcaselookup
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You can also pay your provincial offence ticket at any time online at toronto.ca/poa
If you have an illness or a disability that prevents you from wearing a face covering, inform the staff member at the entrance to the court location. If you are unable to go to a court location in person and unable to use an online channel, contact the accessibility coordinator.
All online services remain available to the public:
Provincial Offences court applications and payments can also be submitted by regular mail to the court location listed on your notice.
City of Toronto Provincial Offences Act intake services are open for electronic written hearings for matters submitted electronically or by mail only.
If you are unable to go to a court location in person and unable to use an online channel, contact the accessibility coordinator.
The Ministry of Transportation has created a free online platform to confirm whether your Ontario driver’s licence is valid. You can access this service through this link.
Requests for trial can be made online at toronto.ca/CourtCaseLookUp by completing a request for trial online transaction. If you cannot find your case online, it is likely because the enforcement officer has not yet filed your ticket with the court. Please try again later.
Requests for trial can also be made by completing a Notice of Intention to Appear (NIA) form and sending the completed NIA by mail to the address located on the back of your Offence Notice. A fillable version of the NIA form is available online at toronto.ca/courtforms.
If you requested a trial within 15 days of receiving the ticket, we will send you a notice of a court date by mail, to the address on file with the court.
Anyone who was previously convicted without a hearing and wished to apply to have the conviction reopened by the court can send their application by email or mail. The required forms are available on The City of Toronto website. The completed forms can be emailed to POACourt@toronto.ca or mailed to the address indicated on the back of the ticket.
The Ontario Court of Justice has sole authority on the hearing of reopening applications. The City of Toronto cannot provide an exact date when an application will be heard. When the reopening application is heard and a court decision issued, the court will update the disposition and you will be able to retrieve the outcome of your application online at www.toronto.ca/courtcaselookup.
Anyone who wished to apply for an extension of time to pay a Provincial Offences fine can now apply by email or by mail. The forms are available online. Completed forms can be emailed to POACourt@toronto.ca or mailed to the address on the back of the ticket.
The Ontario Court of Justice has sole authority on the hearing of reopening applications. The City of Toronto cannot provide an exact date when an application will be heard. When your extension application is heard and a court decision issued, the court will update the disposition and you will be able to retrieve the outcome of your application online at www.toronto.ca/courtcaselookup.
If you were summoned or scheduled to appear in-person in court for a provincial offence you do not need to attend in-person until further notice, as the matter will be rescheduled to a hearing by audio or video conference. You will be notified of the new hearing information by mail at the address on file with the court.
If you cannot find your case, it could be that the ticket has not yet been filed with the court. You will need to try again later. You may also check the box on your ticket next to early resolution option and mail the ticket to the address on the back of your ticket.
For current updates, including information on requesting a trial, early resolution meeting, disputing a ticket, address changes, Adjudicative Boards (Tribunals) and more, please visit the COVID-19: Changes to City Services website
For further Provincial of Ontario information about changes to Provincial Offences Act matters during the State of Emergency, please visit their website.
Note: A police officer has 7 days to file a ticket, and it could take up to 15 days for the POA court to show a record of the offence.
There are three options for dealing with a Provincial Offences Act ticket (other than a parking ticket). Within 15 calendar days, you must choose one of the following options:
Important: If you do not exercise one of the above options within 15 days of receiving an offence notice, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and a justice of the peace may enter a conviction against you. Upon conviction, additional costs will be added to the total payable. If the fine goes into default, an administrative fee will be added and steps will be taken to enforce your defaulted fine. For example, information may be provided to a consumer reporting agency and for certain offences, including, speeding, your driver's licence may be suspended.
Note: Court offices will not accept documentation for other court locations. To avoid delays, please be sure to deliver your documentation to the correct court office.
Administrative staff do not have the authority to withdraw tickets. You must use the options available to you.
There are three ways to make a POA fine payment:
Payments can be made by cheque, money order (payable to Toronto Court Services) Visa, MasterCard or American Express, debit card or cash. If the fine is in default, payment can be made by certified funds or credit card or debit card only.
Payment can be made by anyone, as long as they have the ticket number, or driver's licence number of the individual who incurred the infraction.
Note: Once a fine is paid it can take up to 4 business days to reflect that the fine has been paid with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).
Court Case look up is now available online. By inputting your ticket number or offence number you can access case status information regarding any Toronto Provincial Offences ticket.
New: Effective January 4, 2016 the online Court Case look up can be used to request an early resolution meeting with a prosecutor.
If you need more time to pay a provincial offence fine, visit the court office noted on the back of your ticket (Offence Notice). You will be asked to fill out an extension of time to pay form. This form requires you to fill in all of the information regarding your ticket, including how much you have paid so far, and a specific date that you would like it extended to, etc. You may or may not be required to see a Justice of the Peace to give a verbal explanation of why you need additional time.
The application will be reviewed by Justice of the Peace who will grant or deny your application based on the information provided. It is not an administrative decision.
Court Services can obtain information on your ticket with your driver's license or name and date of birth.
The web payment user fee is $3.50 (for customers wishing to pay online on the City internet site).
Counter wait times are now posted and reflect the average wait time for counters at each court site. The waiting times changes frequently depending on the number of customers attending and the type of service requested.
Display times are provided for information purposes only and should not be considered as a service guarantee.
To view current wait times at each court site, visit the City of Toronto website.
VFS is imposed and regulated by the Provincial Government and is added to every fine imposed under the Provincial Offences Act other than for parking offences. The amount of the Victim Fine Surcharge is variable, and is based on the amount of the fine. Proceeds from the surcharge are used to maintain and expand provincial services to victims of crime.
Failure to pay your fine in full could result in a conviction being entered against you. Upon conviction you will be required to pay the set fine including court costs and the applicable victim fine surcharge by the due date.
Court costs vary according to when you pay your ticket. If it's the pre-conviction court cost then it will include service costs only. Post conviction court costs can include witness costs, restitution costs, fail to appear costs etc. The costs are authorized by Section 60 of the Provincial Offences Act and the amount is set by regulation.
Failure to pay the fine imposed upon conviction by the due date will result in one or more of the following:
You may be entitled to a refund if any of the following situations apply to you:
Refunds take 5 to 6 weeks to process.
If you wish to obtain information on the status of a ticket issued to you, questions about a fine payment or decisions made in court at a trial, please contact the Court Services general inquiry line.
There are three different types of Provincial Offence Notices:
Provincial Offences include, but are not limited to:
Most Provincial Offence charges result in out-of-court fine payments. Individuals who are issued a ticket under the Provincial Offences Act should read it carefully for a complete list of their payment and trial options.
Further information can be found on the City of Toronto website