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 in person with or without an appointment.

Toronto Court Services, South Court currently located at Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West, will be moving to St. Lawrence Market North starting in the Spring of 2024.
Please continue to check the Court Services move website for updated information as it becomes available.


This option is available if you wish to have a telephone meeting or an in person meeting with the prosecutor to discuss the possible resolution of the charge(s).

Online Request

Mail Request

Requests for trial can be made online, by mail or in person.

Requests for trial can be made in person at any of our Court locations:

60 Queen St. West, 1530 Markham Rd. or 2700 Eglinton Ave. West.

Requests for trial can be made online at by completing a request for trial online transaction.

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


If you wish to file an appeal on a Part I, II or III conviction, the following must be done within 30 days of the conviction date.

A transcript of the proceedings must be ordered. This is a legal requirement pursuant to the Court of Justice Act, O.REG. 722/94 (rules of the Ontario Court (Provincial Division) in Appeals under Section 135 of the Provincial Offences Act) and O. REG. 723/94 (Rules of the Ontario Court (General Division) and the Ontario Court (Provincial Division) in appeals under Section 116 of the Provincial Offences Act).

Outstanding fine(s) relating to the charge(s) being appealed must be paid in full at the POA Office. This is a legal requirement.

If you are unable to pay the fine, proceed to the Appeal Court Office located on the 3rd floor at the Ontario Court of Justice – Toronto Courthouse at 10 Armoury St., Toronto, Ontario, M7A 0B9.

You will be required to file an Application to Waive Fine Payment known as a ‘Recognizance’. This application is heard before a Judge. If your application is granted, you will be required to enter into a recognizance in lieu of fine payment and the Appeal Court will accept your Notice of Appeal.

Proof of your transcript order (receipt and copy of the order) must accompany your ‘Notice of Appeal’ application, which the Appeal Court will review; without proof that you ordered a transcript and paid your fine(s) or entered into a recognizance the Appeal Court will not accept your application.

Perfecting your appeal:

Upon notification that your transcript is ready for pick-up, the litigant and/or their legal representative must serve the prosecutor with a copy of the transcript within 30 days. The litigant then has 5 days to file proof of service with the Appeal Court.

This is a legal requirement under the Courts of Justice Act, Ontario Regulation 722/723.

Perfecting an appeal requires the following:

Serve the prosecutor’s office within 30 days from the date you are notified that your transcript is completed.

When you serve the prosecutors they will retain a copy of the transcript and date stamp, initial and acknowledge service on a second copy of your transcript, which will become the judge’s copy.

The served copy (which is the judge’s copy) is then filed with the appeal court office, who will schedule your appeal hearing date. The Court of Appeal must receive your filings no later than 5 days from the date you served the prosecutor.

Third copy of the transcript is kept by the litigant for your records.

Refer to the steps outlined above if you are granted an extension to file an appeal.

Failure to do so will result in the following:

If you do not pick up your transcript and perfect your appeal after 36 days from being notified that it is ready, the court office will advise the Appeal Court Office notice of the transcripts being ready was given and the transcript was not picked up.

The Appeal Court Office will list your case on an Appeal Court Abandonment List for a Judge to review and render a decision based on the information before him/her.

Extension of time to file an appeal:

If you do not apply for an appeal within the prescribed 30 days from the date of conviction, you will be required to file an application before the Court of Appeal requesting additional time to file your appeal.

If the application is granted, you will then be required to pay the fine(s) and order a transcript of the proceedings.

This graphic shows the appeals process for provincial offences. Once an appeal is filed within 30 days of a Part I, Part II or Part III conviction.
Appeals Chart for Provincial Offence

Outcomes of successful appeals:

  1. If you paid the fine and as a result of your appeal hearing today, the fine amount was reduced, please note the following:
    • Once the appeal court office has informed the City of Toronto of the appeal court decision, the City will provide you with a refund. This amount will equal the difference between what you previously paid less the varied fine and any court costs that apply, including the victim fine surcharge
    • If your case was referred to the Collection Agency prior to the appeal the collection agency cost is not refundable


  1. If you paid the fine and as a result of your appeal hearing today, you were acquitted, please note the following:
    • The City of Toronto will provide you with a full refund
    • If you do not receive your refund 120 days after your request, please contact the City of Toronto at 416-338-7320 or by e-mail at


  1. If you paid the fine and as a result of your appeal hearing today, the fine amount stays the same, please note the following:
    • You will not receive a refund and monies will be applied to the amount owing.