The order from the Ontario Court of Justice which extended time limitations under the Provincial Offences Act has expired. If you had a fine that was due and payable by Friday, February 26, 2021, your fine is now in default. If you have not paid your fine, you may lose your driver’s licence, your possessions may be seized, or your employer may be ordered to garnish your wages.
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
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, no in-person Provincial Offences Act proceedings will be conducted at this time. 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, 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.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ministry of Transportation has created a free online platform to confirm whether your Ontario driver’s licence is valid. Access this service.
Court Services public counters at 1530 Markham Rd., 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. and 60 Queen St. W. are open by appointment only. To book an appointment, please send an email to POACourt@toronto.ca and include the word “Appointment” in the subject line of your email. Appointments will be booked one to two weeks in advance of receiving your email. Appointments may also be booked by telephone at 416-338-7320.
Prior to booking an appointment, consider online services such as payments and filing your request or filing your court application by email.
Where possible, consider using online or email channels.
All early resolution meetings are held by telephone, 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 now 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 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 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 email or mail or can make an appointment to file their application in person by calling 416-338-7320. The required forms are available online. The completed forms can be emailed to POACourt@toronto.ca or mailed to the address indicated on the back of their 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.
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 emailed to POACourt@toronto.ca or mailed to the address indicated on the back of their ticket.
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 do not need 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 Licencing 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 closed to the public, except by special accommodation, until further notice. Please contact the appropriate Tribunal to determine whether you can attend in person, and to arrange an appointment and screening.
Toronto Court Services welcomes inquiries by email for Provincial Offences Act matters at POACourt@toronto.ca, for the Administrative Penalty Tribunal at firstname.lastname@example.org, Toronto Local Appeal Body at email@example.com and for the Toronto Licencing Tribunal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Provincial Offences Act inquires via phone, please contact our Customer Service Call Centre at 416-338-7320.
For the Administrative Penalty Tribunal, please call 416-338-3412, for the Toronto Local Appeal Body, please contact 416-392-4697 and for the Toronto Licensing Tribunal, please contact 416-392-4700 (all lines are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m)