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 at this time.
- 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 you are not to attend in person, you will be notified by mail of the time and date for your remote court appearance. If you do not receive this notice before your summons date, you are to contact the courts administration office to obtain this information.
- 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 November 252020, 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 February 26 2021, 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.
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: Online Services or contact your Provincial Offences Court office by phone at 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 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.
Please see the following links to view the Chief Justice’s order made on January 21, 2021; the revised Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public re: Provincial Offences Act Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice; and the latest announcement regarding Provincial Offences Act Proceedings in the OCJ.