Court Services counters are open to the public at all three court locations (60 Queen St. W, 1530 Markham Rd. and 2700 Eglinton Ave. W.) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. The public can attend with or without an appointment.
Requests for trial can be made online, by mail or in person at any of our Court locations. Requests for trial can be made online at toronto.ca/CourtCaseLookUp by completing a request for trial online transaction or 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
To access court counters you may attend in person with or without an appointment, or you can book an appointment by emailing POACourt@toronto.ca and including the word “Appointment” in the subject line of your email along with your court location. Or by calling 416-338-7320.
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.
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.
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You can also pay your provincial offence ticket at any time online at toronto.ca/poa
New: The Apply for an Extension of Time to Pay Your Fine section has recently been updated.
The Ontario Court of Justice is hearing matters remotely by audio and video conference.
The Chief Justice of Ontario will direct courts to reopen, and the Tribunals will direct the reopening of in-person hearings.
All online services remain available to the public, both in person and online including access to court forms; making a payment; looking up your court case status; requesting an early resolution meeting with the prosecutor; and requesting a trial.
Email inquiries can be directed to POACourt@toronto.ca
Our Customer Service Call Centre is also available at 416-338-7320 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Provincial Offences court applications and payments can also be submitted by regular mail to the court location listed on your notice.
If you are unable to go to a court location in person and unable to use an online channel, contact the accessibility coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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To book an appointment please use the following link. This is available 24/7 for your convenience: Book an In Person Appointment at a Toronto Court Services Counter – City of Toronto
Appointments may also be booked by telephone at 416-338-7320.
Where possible, consider using online or email channels;
Prior to booking an appointment, consider online services.
The Public can attend the court office with or without an appointment. When entering a Court location you may be asked to show court staff your belongings or deposit them in a bin for screening or place them on an examination table, prior to entry.
This option is available if you wish to have a telephone meeting or an in-person meeting with the prosecutor to discuss Early resolution. Meetings can be held by telephone or in person, regardless of a person’s distance from the courthouse.
Persons who received a ticket can request an early resolution meeting online via the Court Case Look Up system or by selecting the early resolution meeting option on their ticket and mailing it to the court address on the back of the ticket within 15 days of receiving the ticket. The City of Toronto will send notices of early resolution meetings by mail or email to the address on file with the court.
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. Alternatively, you may check the box on your ticket next to the early resolution option and mail the ticket to the address on the back of your ticket.
Your meeting will be held via telephone and you will be notified of the date and time of your meeting via email or regular mail at the address on file with the court.
The Ontario Provincial Offences Act courts are proceeding via remote hearings. More information can be found at toronto.ca/remotecourt
If you have a matter that will be proceeding by audio (telephone) or video conference, you will receive notice of your hearing date from the court office. Please ensure your contact information is up to date with the court office where your matter is being heard. See the Change of Address section, below.
Anyone who wishes to request a trial can do so in person or apply online. You may also send your request by mail within 15 days of receiving the ticket.
Requests for trial can be made online at toronto.ca/CourtCaseLookUp and 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 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 received a ticket, was previously convicted without a hearing and wishes to apply to have the conviction reopened by the court can send their application by mail or can make an appointment to file their application in person by using the following link: Book an In Person Appointment at a Toronto Court Services Counter – City of Toronto calling 416-338-7320.
The required forms are available online. The completed forms can be mailed to the address indicated on the back of the ticket or delivered in person.
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 is issued, the court will update the disposition and you will be able to retrieve the outcome of your application
Anyone who wishes to apply for an extension of time to pay a Provincial Offences fine can now apply by email or by mail. The required forms are available online. Completed forms can be mailed to the address indicated on the back of the ticket or delivered in person.
For any applications filed on or after November 1, 2021, where no previous motion was filed for the same offences prior to November 1, 2021 and are pending judicial review, the Clerk of the Court may approve an Application for an Extension of Time to Pay Fine for the outstanding amount, if an application has been made in good faith and is not a means of evading payment. The Clerk of the Court cannot deny an Application for Extension of Time to Pay Fine and will refer applications to the Justice of the Peace for decision.
The Ontario Court of Justice has sole authority on the hearing of extension of time to pay 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.
If you were summoned or scheduled to appear in-person in court for a provincial offence on or after March 16, 2020 and before February 19, 2021 you were not required to attend in-person, as the matter will be rescheduled to a hearing by audio conference. You will be notified of the new hearing information by mail at the address on file with the court.
If your address has changed, please email us at email@example.com with your name, case number, and new address information and we will update our system. Alternatively, you can download the Change of Address form and mail the completed form to the court office indicated on your ticket or the court office where your hearing was held.
Ordering a new transcript for Toronto Provincial Offences Act cases is available. For further Province of Ontario information about changes to Provincial Offences Act matters, please visit the Ontario Court of Justice.
Toronto Local Appeal Body, Administrative Penalty Tribunal and Toronto Licensing Tribunal hearings are being conducted remotely by audio or video conference.
If you have requested a hearing before one of the Tribunals and would like an update on the status of your file, please contact the Tribunal by email or phone for more information:
Tribunal offices are open to the public for special accommodation. Please contact the appropriate Tribunal to determine when you can attend in person, and to arrange an appointment.
Toronto Court Services welcomes inquiries by email for Provincial Offences Act matters at POACourt@toronto.ca or for inquiries via phone, please contact our Customer Service Call Centre at 416-338-7320.
For the Administrative Penalty Tribunal at firstname.lastname@example.org, or for inquiries via phone, please call 416-338-3412.
Toronto Local Appeal Body at email@example.com or for inquiries via phone, please call, 416-392-4697.
For the Toronto Licensing Tribunal at firstname.lastname@example.org. or for inquiries via phone, please call, 416-392-4700.