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.

Contact Us

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.

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
Fax: 519-427-5900

Email: poa@norfolkcounty.ca

Court Forms

Affidat of Service

Application for Disclosure

Motion for Adjournment

Motion for Extension of Time to Pay Fine

Request for Transcript

Court Dates

  • 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 poa@norfolkcounty.ca or call 519-426-5870 Ext. 2506.

Learn more on joining a Remote Audio Court Appearance.  

Timelines

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.

Ticket Options

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

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