Pay court fine or ticket
You will need your ticket or unpaid fine notice showing an offence number or file number, offence date, and the amount due. Use MasterCard® MasterCard Debit ® VISA® VISA Debit® (1.75% convenience fee).
Pay by mail
Please send cheque, or money order payable to City of Guelph; or send VISA®, Mastercard®, or AMEX® account information to:
Ontario Court of Justice
59 Carden Street
Guelph, ON, N1H 2Z9
Pay in person
- Pay by cheque, VISA®, Mastercard®, or money order at any Provincial Offences Court in Ontario;
- Guelph’s Provincial Offences Court also accepts cash, Interac® and AMEX®
Failure to pay
If you receive a fine, as a result of your court appearance, payment is required within the time period indicated by the Justice of the Peace.
Notices are sent by mail, but in the event that the notice is not received, it is your responsibility to pay the fine within the specified time period.
Failure to pay provincial offences fines by the due date may result in:
- Suspension of your driver’s licence, and a driver’s license reinstatement fee as imposed by the Ministry of Transportation.
- Refusal to renew a licence plate.
- Additional collection costs.
- Informing the Credit Bureau of the debt, which may affect your credit rating.
- Referral to a private collection agency for formal collection proceedings.
- Collection of the fine through further court action (small claims; writ of seizure and sale, and garnishment of wages) and/or through a collection agency.
- Addition to municipal tax roll.
- An additional administrative fee.
When you mail your payment, you assume the consequences if, for any reason, the payment is not received by the Court Office by the due date.
Dishonoured cheques will be subject to an administrative charge which will be required to be paid in addition to the fine.
To confirm whether you have any unpaid fines, you may contact the Court Office at 519-826-0762.
Victim fine surcharge
In addition to the fine specified by the Court, a victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act, must be paid. The victim fine surcharge is in addition to the fine and goes into the Province’s Victims’ Justice Fund account. Please see the chart, below, to determine the amount owing. You are required to pay the total amount of the fine, plus applicable court costs and the victim fine surcharge.
Failure to pay the fine, and all associated surcharges and costs within the period of time specified by the Court, may result in your driver’s licence being suspended and/or further fine collection enforcement. Again, do not wait to receive the notice in the mail.
|Fine range||Surcharge payable|
|$0 to $50||$10|
|$51 to $75||$15|
|$76 to $100||$20|
|$101 to $150||$25|
|$151 to $200||$35|
|$201 to $250||$50|
|$251 to $300||$60|
|$301 to $350||$75|
|$351 to $400||$85|
|$401 to $450||$95|
|$451 to $500||$110|
|$501 to $1000||$125|
|Over $1000||25% of actual fine|
Note: Ontario Regulation 161/00 pursuant to Section 60.1 of the Provincial Offences Act, provides the Legislative Authority for the victim fine surcharge.