Provincial Offences Office

History

In 1997, Bill 108 (The Streamlining of Administration of the Provincial Offences Act, 1997) was enacted and provided the framework for the transfer of responsibility and administration of parts of the POA and POA Courts to Ontario municipalities. Since that time, a number of such transfers have occurred across the province. On March 26, 2001, the responsibility for POA administration was transferred from the Ministry of the Attorney General to Norfolk County for all geographical areas within Norfolk County. The Ministry of the Attorney General retains responsibility for all other Court services, including Civil, Criminal, Family and Small Claims Court matters.

What is POA?

The POA is a procedural law for administering and prosecuting provincial offences including those committed under the Highway Traffic Act, the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, the Trespass to Property Act, the Liquor Licence Act and other provincial legislation, municipal by-laws and minor federal offences. The POA governs all aspects of the legal prosecution process, from serving an offence notice to an accused person, to conducting trials, including sentencing and appeals.

Court Forms

Location

The Norfolk County Provincial Offences Act Office is located at:

The Court House, Suite 402
50 Frederick Hobson VC Drive
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L5

Telephone Number: 519-428-2494 Fax Number: 519-428-4291

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closed weekends and holidays

For General Inquiries, please email: poa@norfolkcounty.ca

Method Of Payment

Our office accepts payments by cash, cheque made payable to Norfolk County (over $1,000.00 certified), debit, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Payments may be made in person, by mail to the address below, by fax at 519-428-4291 or by phone at 519-428-2494. Part 1 tickets may also be paid on-line at www.paytickets.ca.

Payments can also be made at any POA office in Ontario.

Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases

For more information on the Provincial Offences Case process, please visit the Ontario Court of Justice’s Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases.