Important notice for Provincial Offences (POA) matters

Guelph’s Provincial Offences Court administration office is open to the public for front counter services like ticket payments, requests for trials or extensions.

You must answer the following screening questions before you enter the courthouse: covid-19.ontario.ca/courthouse-screening  Masks are mandatory.

Court dates

  • All in-person court matters are unavailable until further notice.
  • You may attend court remotely by audio or video. Please contact the administration office for further information.

Best practices for attending a remote hearing

How to check in to court remotely

You are required to check-in for court in advance of your scheduled court date.

  • If you received an offence notice (ticket): To check-in, contact the Prosecution Section at 519-826-0762 extension 2920 or email [email protected].
  • If you received a summons (yellow slip): You are required to check-in with the Provincial Prosecutor at 519-562-1970 or email [email protected].

If you fail to check-in on or prior to your court date, you may be deemed not to dispute the charge.

Timelines

The order under s. 85 suspending Provincial Offences Act (POA) timelines has now expired (exception: appeal timelines to September 7, 2021). Please see notices posted on the Ontario Court of Justice website.

What are my options if I receive an Offence Notice (commonly called a ticket)?

Option 1: Voluntary payment of your ticket

By choosing this option, you are admitting that you are guilty and you must pay the total payable at the bottom of your ticket.

  • Pay online at guelph.ca/court
  • Use the drop-box at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph (west entrance)
  • In-person or mail to: Ontario Court of Justice 59 Carden Street Guelph, ON N1H 2Z9
  • Cheques made payable to the City of Guelph

Option 2: Plea of Guilty – Submissions as to Penalty

Please call 519-826-0762 or email [email protected] and an audio appointment will be scheduled for you to speak to the Justice of the Peace.

Option 3: Requesting a trial date

Sign the back of your ticket or complete the fillable Notice of Intention to Appear and submit it to our office.

  • Email trial requests to [email protected]
  • Use the drop-box at City Hall, 1 Carden Street (west entrance)
  • Visit or mail a trial request to: Ontario Court of Justice, 59 Carden Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Z9

What are my options if I receive a parking ticket?

Option 1: Plea of Guilty – Voluntary payment of total fine

By choosing this option, you are admitting that you are guilty and you must pay the total payable at the bottom of your ticket.

You can pay the fine online, by mail or in person. Cheques should be made payable to the City of Guelph

Option 2: Requesting a trial date

Sign the back of your ticket or complete a Notice of Intention to Appear and submit to our office.

  • Email trial requests to [email protected]
  • Use the drop-box at City Hall, 1 Carden Street (west entrance)
  • Visit or mail a trial request to: Ontario Court of Justice, 59 Carden Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Z9

How do I request an extension of time to pay for my Offence Notice (ticket)?

Information and forms are available on our payment extensions page.

How do I sign my documents if they require a signature?

The Ontario Court of Justice will accept electronically signed document where a signature is required.  An electronic signature consists of electronic information that identifies the signatory and the date and place of signing.  For example, you may type your name as the signature.

What services are available online?

For more information

Guelph Provincial Offences Administration Office
519-826-0762
[email protected]