Provincial Offences Office
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.
Norfolk County Provincial Offences Administration Office is available to serve you weekdays by phone/email from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- All visitors must complete the COVID-19 court house screening prior to attending in person.
- Masks are mandatory.
Robinson Administration Building — Note: in-person services temporarily closed during the Provincial Stay at Home Order the drop box remains open.
185 Robinson Street, Suite 100
Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6
Phone: 519-426-5870 Ext. 2506
- All in-person court matters are unavailable until further notice.
- You may attend court remotely by audio.
Remote Audio Court Appearance
At this time all appearances will be by audio ONLY. Courts are currently closed for all in-person appearances. Notices will be mailed to defendants advising of the remote audio appearance and conference call details.
If you have received notice of an audio court appearance and will be unable to connect (e.g., if you do not have the appropriate technology or would like to request an accessible format or communication support), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-426-5870 Ext. 2506.
The Provincial Government has extended certain time limits under the Provincial Offences Act.
Please see notices posted on the Ontario Court of Justice website, along with the order made by Chief Justice L. Maisonneuve and refer to the Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public Re: Provincial Offences Act Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice
The Notice Regarding Public and Media Access to Ontario Court of Justice Proceedings during COVID-19 Pandemic applies to POA proceedings. As a result, the public, including the media, may request access to remote court proceedings from the court office that is facilitating the proceeding.
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 519-427-5900 or by phone at 519-426-5870 x2506. Part 1 and Part 3 tickets may also be paid on-line (in full) at www.paytickets.ca.
Payments can also be made at any POA office in Ontario.
Within 15 days of receiving your ticket, you must select one of the three options shown on your offence notice. If you do not exercise one of the three options within 15 days of receiving the offence notice, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and a Justice of the Peace may enter a conviction against you in your absence. Upon conviction additional costs will be added to the total payable.
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.
Case Status Lookup
You can check the status of all tickets or fines, issued under the Provincial Offences Act.
You cannot check the status of tickets or fines for:
- criminal matters
- parking tickets
- cases under appeal
- cases with publication bans
- charges involving anyone under 16 years of age
For more information, visit POA Online Services
- Ministry of the Attorney General Notification
- The Ontario Court of Justice webpage for notices to the public on matters of the Provincial Offences Act
- Contact information for all municipal courts is available here.