The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health recently announced the easing of COVID-19 public health measures, including lifting capacity limits in public spaces such as courthouses. This has increased the Ontario Court of Justice’s capacity to return to in person proceedings. The Court remains committed to using technology to better serve court users and improve access to justice, including the use of remote technology (video or telephone) in appropriate cases.
Moving forward, OCJ Provincial Offence Act proceedings will be heard in-person, by remote technology (video or telephone) or a combination of in-person and remote technology. The Court will be engaging in consultations with its justice partners to determine how best to implement this vision in the long term.
If you have any questions about your Provincial Offences Act Ticket, please email Angela Lumley.
The County of Prince Edward Provincial Offences Office oversees the payments of fines for provincial offences, violations of municipal by-laws and minor federal offences. In addition to collecting fines, the Provincial Offences Office processes charges, schedules court trials and prosecutes most municipal by-laws.
All Fines are subject to applicable Court Costs and a Victim Fine surcharge. The provincial government adds a victim fine surcharge to every non-parking fine imposed under the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is deposited into a special fund to help victims of crime.
Are you looking to speak to a representative regarding your fine, please email Angela Lumley.
Any tickets issued by the following agencies may be paid in person at Shire Hall, postal mail, or through the website (thecounty.ca).
- Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
- Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
- Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
- Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
- Ministry of Labour (MOL)
- Hastings/Prince Edward Public Health Unit
Payments may be accepted for Fines issued by agencies not listed above, please contact our Provincial Offences Administration Desk at 613.476.2148 ext. 1524 for more information.
Sandbanks Provincial Park – Parking Tickets can be paid online through Provincial Offences – using The County’s website.
If you require an extension on time to pay your fine, please fill in the Request for Extension Form and return it in person to the Provincial Offences office at 332 Picton Main Street. You will be required to pay 25% of the total cost owing in order to be eligible for the approved extension. For more information, please call the Provincial Offences Office 613-476-2148 ext. 1524.