Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration is available for in-person visits during regular business hours.  An appointment is not required for in-person visits.   POA staff are also available to assist you by telephone or email.  Please see contact information below. 

Provincial Offences Court appearances

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed (early resolutions, trials, set date, adjournments, etc.).  These matters are able to proceed by remote appearance using Zoom (telephone or website/app) appearance or in-person appearance.

Summons

If you have received a summons to appear in Provincial Offences Court you may choose to appear remotely (telephone or website/app) using the Zoom connection information below or in-person at the Oxford County Provincial Offences located at 419 Hunter Street in Woodstock.  

Zoom (Remote) 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:
  • Enter: https://zoom.us/join into preferred web browser
  • Enter Meeting ID: 958 2230 5577
  • Enter Passcode: 040532

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 are appearing remotely using Zoom, please review the User Guide and Best Practices for Remote Hearings in Provincial Offences Courts prior to your remote appearance date.

Download Guide

Please note - Section 136 of the Courts of Justice Act makes it an offence to take a photograph, or make a video or audio recording, of a court proceeding, unless prior judicial authorization has been granted.

EARLY RESOLUTION or TRIAL

All Part I Early Resolution and Trial matters are scheduled for in-person appearance unless you submit the insert provided with the ticket, indicating that you would prefer a remote appearance.  If no insert was provided to you or you change your preference for appearance, contact the Provincial Offences Administration at poa@oxfordcounty.ca

Remote Appearance

If you have requested a remote appearance for an Early Resolution or Trial, on the date and time provided on the front of the NOTICE OF EARLY RESOLUTION or TRIAL NOTICE, follow the directions below to connect.

 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

To request disclosure on a Part I (ticket) matter, email disclosure@oxfordcounty.ca

In-Person Appearance

If you have requested an In-Person Appearance for an Early Resolution or Trial, on the date and time provided on the front of the NOTICE OF EARLY RESOLUTION or TRIAL NOTICE, attend:

Provincial Offences Administration Building – Courtroom POA
419 Hunter Street (entrance off of Graham St.), Woodstock, ON   N4S 4G6

Prior to all appearances, review the Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases, visit: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/files/guides/guide-provincial-offences.pdf

To request disclosure email disclosure@oxfordcounty.ca – include your name, offence number, court date and the items that are being requested.

 

 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.

 Pay in person

Call 519.537.4890 or email poa@oxfordcounty.ca to 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.
 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

 Pay online
 Payfines.ca
VISA, MasterCard and their debit/credit combination cards accepted.
Pay by phone
519-537-4890
VISA, MasterCard and their debit/credit combination cards accepted.

Ticket Options

If you received an Offence Notice (ticket), you have 15 days from the offence date to exercise one of the options set out on the back of the Notice. If you do not respond within 15 days, you may be deemed not to dispute the charge a conviction may be entered 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 the 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

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed (early resolutions, trials, set date, adjournments, etc.). These matters are able to proceed by Zoom (audio or video) appearance or in-person appearance.

Given the continued operational impacts of COVID-19 to court operations, the Ontario Court of Justice recognizes the need to offer remote and in-person court options for parties and participants in POA proceedings to ensure access to justice is maintained.

Oxford County Provincial Offences Court has expanded the use of technology in the courtroom. 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.

 Presenting yourself in court

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

The following rules of decorum apply in the court, including remote appearance/ZOOM 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
  • No clothing/backgrounds with slanderous/political comments
  • Refrain from bringing small children to court
  • Address the Justice of the Peace as “Your Worship”
 Request disclosure

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.

 Legal representation

 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.

 Know your rights

 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.

Need more information?

Read the Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases

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.