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Fines and Provincial Offences

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration is available for in-person visits by appointment only. POA staff are available to assist you by telephone or email. Please see contact information below.

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed for limited matters (early resolutions, set date, adjournments, etc.). These matters are able to proceed only by audio (telephone) or video (Zoom) appearance. There will be no in-person or trial court dates until further notice.

If you have received a summons to appear in Provincial Offences Court your matter will proceed via telephone or Zoom. There will be no in-person appearances unless authorized by a Justice of the Peace conducting the remote appearance. You will be notified by mail of your next court appearance (*if your address has changed or you have not received a notice, please email your current address to poa@oxfordcounty.ca).

If you have a court date scheduled (i.e., Summons, Early Resolution, Trial):

  • Your matter will be scheduled for remote appearance by telephone or Zoom
  • Follow the call-in and/or connection directions on the notice that was sent to you
  • If you have not received an Early Resolution Notice, Notice of Trial or Notice of Rescheduled Court Date, contact the Provincial Offences Administration at poa@oxfordcounty.ca

Please review the "User Guide and Best Practices for Remote Hearings in Provincial Offences Courts" prior to your remote appearance date.

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If you have received at Summons to appear at Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration (POA) Court, your matter will be heard by Zoom Appearance - DO NOT ATTEND Oxford County POA. On the date and time provided on the summons, follow the directions below to connect:

Connection Options Available:

Option 1 - Join by phone:

  • Call 1.855.703.8985 promptly 5 minutes before the scheduled time
  • Enter the Meeting ID: 958 2230 5577
  • Enter Passcode: 040532

Option 2 - Join by audio/video:

To request disclosure or to schedule a resolution meeting with Part III Prosecutor prior to the date on the summons, phone 519-537-2611 or email virtualcrownwoodstock@ontario.ca.

If you or your representative is unable to connect remotely (i.e. you do not have a phone or internet access) or for accessibility requests, please contact the poa office at least one week prior to your appearance date.

If you have an EARLY RESOLUTION scheduled for Oxford County (Woodstock) Provincial Offences (POA) Court.  DO NOT ATTEND Oxford County POA - Your matter will be heard remotely.   On the date and time provided on the front of the notice, follow the directions below to connect.

STEP 1:  Early Resolution Meeting with Prosecutor

  • On the date and time on the front of the notice call 519.539.0015 ext. 3055 to have an Early Resolution meeting with the Prosecutor
  • If you reach an agreement with the Prosecutor follow STEP 2 to enter plea before Justice of the Peace.

STEP 2:  Enter a Plea before a Justice of the Peace - Zoom

Option 1- Join by phone:
• Call 1.855.703.8985
• Enter the Meeting ID: 961 3481 8345
• Enter Passcode: 364032

Option 2 - Join by audio/video
• Go to: https://zoom.us/join 
• Enter Meeting ID: 961 3481 8345

Where to find more information

​​To check the case status of a traffic ticket or other provincial offence, or to request an Early Resolution meeting, please visit the Provincial Offences Act online look up website by clicking here.

About Provincial Offences Administration

Oxford County’s Provincial Offences Administration (POA) is responsible for accepting POA fine payments, enforcing defaulted fines, scheduling trials and early resolution meetings, and final transcript preparation.

Paying your fine

To pay a fine you must do one of the following within the designated time period identified to you.

in person Pay in person by appointment only

Call 519.537.4890 or email poa@oxfordcounty.cato schedule an appointment

Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration
419 Hunter Street (entrance off of Graham Street, Woodstock)

Types of payment accepted:

  • Cash
  • Debit
  • Credit - VISA and MasterCard
  • Personal cheque made payable to Oxford County.

by mail Pay by mail

Provincial Offences Office
P.O. Box 1614, Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
Personal cheques made payable to Oxford County are accepted
Do not send cash in the mail

online Pay online

Payfines.ca
VISA, MasterCard and their debit/credit combination cards accepted.

phone Pay by phone

519-537-4890
VISA, MasterCard and their debit/credit combination cards accepted.

Ticket Options

If you received an Offence Notice (ticket) after March 1, 2020, you have until February 26, 2021 to exercise one of the options set out on the back of the Notice. If you do not respond by February 26, 2021 you may be deemed not to dispute the charge and a justice may enter a conviction for the offence. Upon conviction, additional costs will be added to the total payable.

If the fine goes into default, an administrative fee will be added and steps will be taken to enforce your defaulted fine. For example, information may be provided to a consumer reporting agency and for certain offences, including speeding, your driver’s licence may be suspended.

Please review these options prior to making a decision. If you have any questions, call 519.537.4890 or email poa@oxfordcounty.ca

Going to Court

court room

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed for limited matters (early resolutions, set date, adjournments, etc.). These matters are able to proceed only by remote appearance.

Given the continued operational impacts of COVID-19 to court operations, the Ontario Court of Justice recognizes the need to rely on remote court options for parties and participants in POA proceedings to ensure access to justice is maintained. In recognition of this need, the Court is taking a number of steps to direct scheduling in a manner that supports remote hearings and encourages effective use of the limited capacity of in-person proceedings.

Oxford County Provincial Offences Court has expanded the use of technology in the courtroom by scheduling matters, by remote appearance. The Oxford County Provincial Offences Court uses Zoom for remote appearances. The use of Zoom allows defendants to appear by video or audio on their scheduled appearance date. See information at top of page on how to attend a Zoom appearance.

More information is provided in the COVID-19: NOTICE TO COUNSEL/PARALEGALS AND THE PUBLIC RE: PROVINCIAL OFFENCES ACT MATTERS IN THE ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE.

You should be dressed cleanly and neatly for your court appearance.

The following rules of decorum also apply in the court:

  • No hats, sunglasses are allowed to be worn in the courtroom
  • Gum, food and drinks are not allowed in the courtroom
  • Cell phones and audio and video recording devices must be turned OFF
  • You cannot wear shorts, cut-offs, revealing clothing or clothing with slanderous/political comments
  • Refrain from bringing small children to court
  • Address the Justice of the Peace as “Your Worship”

If you plan on requesting a trial or an early resolution, you have the right to request disclosure in the case. Disclosure is a copy of the evidence that has been collected to prosecute your case. It is given to you as it is your constitutional right to know the evidence that will be used against you.

The prosecutor’s office will provide disclosure, which may include a copy of the officer’s notes, witness statements, and/or accident reports if they are applicable to your charge.

The prosecutor’s office will provide disclosure, which may include a copy of the officer’s notes, witness statements, and/or accident reports if they are applicable to your charge. To request disclosure, email disclosure@oxfordcounty.ca. You must include your offence number, your full name and the date you are to appear for Early Resolution or Trial. Please allow 30 days for your disclosure request to be processed. If your court date is less than 30 days from the date of your request for disclosure you are not guaranteed to receive disclosure prior to your appearance date.

Under no circumstance will the Prosecutor or any Provincial Offences employee give you legal advice about the rules of the court, conduct of your case, the probability of your success, or the consequences of conviction.

It is recommended that you obtain your own legal representation or advice. There is no free Duty Counsel for Provincial Offences.

Before you come to court, know the rules of the trial court and your legal rights in advance.
The Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P.33 and Regulation 200 of the Courts of Justice Act.

Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19

Hours and Holidays

Provincial Offences Administration is closed for all statutory holidays
 

We are open Monday to
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration is located at:
419 Hunter Street, (entrance off Graham St.)
Woodstock, ON
N4S 4G5

For any questions:
Call 519-537-4890
Fax 519-537-3024
Or send an email.