Provincial Offences

Hastings County’s Provincial Offences office is gradually resuming in-person services to the public by appointment only in a limited capacity, beginning on September 8, 2020.

  • All provincial offences in person matters are being rescheduled. No in person matters will be conducted until October 19th, 2020 at the earliest
  • If you are a defendant, a notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court.
  • If you were summoned to appear in court for a provincial offence on September 14 or October 5, you do not need to attend, as the matter will be rescheduled.
  • If you have requested early resolution, meet with the prosecutor, Early Resolution matters for Hastings County Provincial Offences are being conducted remotely, you will be notified by mail of the date, time and audio-conferencing details
  • As of September 10 2020, there is a new order in place extending certain time periods under the Provincial Offence Act for proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice until December 1 2020, a copy of this order can be found here. (Final Order) This order applies to the rescheduling time for trail matters, time to request option to meet with a prosecutor, applications for reopening and appeals as well as when fines become due.

The Provincial Offences Office staff are committed to the ongoing health and safety of our employees, customers and community partner agencies. The Public are encouraged to conduct their business by telephone or electronically whenever possible and visit the office as a last resort only. To book an appointment, contact 613-966-0331.

Payments are accepted on-line. For more information on on-line payments and other services like, how to pay a fine, exercise your option to meet with the prosecutor for early resolution, please visit https://hastingscounty.com/services/provincial-offences/online-services or contact your Provincial Offences Court office by phone at 613-966-0331.

All visitors will be required to have made a prior appointment with representatives of the Provincial Offences department to reduce traffic in the office and allow for physical distancing.

For those with an appointment, there will steps in place to stop the potential spread of COVID-19. Entry to the building will be available through the north entrance on Church Street. Visitors will be greeted by a screener who will ask a series of questions, do a temperature check, and provide a mask that will be required to be worn for the entire visit.

Updated notice to public September 17th 2020 NOTICE TO PUBLIC REGARDING PROVINCIAL OFFENCES ACT MATTERS (French - AVIS AU PUBLIC  CONCERNANT LES AFFAIRES RELEVANT DE LA LOI SUR LES INFRACTIONS PROVINCIALES)

September 11th 2020 Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public RE: Provincial Offences Act Matters In The Ontario Court Of Justice

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