What are provincial offences?
Provincial offences are non-criminal charges, primarily laid by the police, including those committed under the following:
What are the different types of provincial offence notices?
- Highway Traffic Act - such as speeding, careless driving, or not wearing your seatbelt
- Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act - such as failing to surrender your insurance card, or possessing a fake or invalid insurance card
- Liquor Licence Act - such as being intoxicated in a public place or selling alcohol to a minor
- Trespass to Property Act - such as entering premises when entry is prohibited or failing to leave premises after being directed to do so
- City by-laws - such as infractions under London's noise control, property standards and animal control by-laws
There are three different types of provincial offence notices. A Part I notice is a ticket that is issued to an individual, a Part II notice is a parking infraction, and a Part III notice is a summons (including a court date.
Who can give out provincial offence notices or tickets?
There are a number of different types of charges that are covered under the Provincial Offences Act. As a result, there are many enforcement agencies in London-Middlesex who can issue you a ticket, including:
- London By-law Enforcement
- London Police Service
- Ontario Provincial Police
- Ministry of Transportation
- Ministry of Environment
- Ministry of Labour
- Ministry of Natural Resources
- Ministry of Health
- UWO Police Service
Most provincial offence charges result in out-of-court fine payments. Citizens issued provincial offence tickets should read them carefully for a complete list of their payment and trial options.
Why are there two amounts on my ticket?
At the bottom of every ticket there are two different amounts shown, the set fine and the total payable. As stated to the right of the total payable amount, the difference between these two amounts is called a Victim Fine Surcharge. This surcharge is imposed by the provincial government and is added to every fine that is given under the Provincial Offences Act. Proceeds from the surcharge will be used to maintain and expand services to victims of crime.
How do I pay a provincial offence fine?
You can pay most Provincial Offences Act (POA fines online. This includes Highway Traffic Act violations such as Class G1 licence violations, driving without a seatbelt, speeding and failure to stop at a red light as well as Liquor Licence Act fines like drinking under the legal age. Note: The online payment service is not available for parking tickets - these continue to be paid in person or by mail.
What if I need more time to pay a provincial offence fine?
If you need more time to pay a provincial offence fine, visit the Provincial Offences Court office and complete the appropriate form. The form for an extension of time to pay the fine requires your filling in all the information regarding your ticket, including how much you have paid so far, along with other details such a specific date you'd like for the extension. When the form is completed it should be given back to our office, and it will be submitted to a Justice of the Peace.
What are the services provided by the Municipal Prosecutor's Office?
For all matters started by the issuance of a ticket (a part I process or all City of London by-law charges, once a trial date has been set either by a Notice of Trial or in court, the Municipal Prosecutor's office can supply disclosure (copy of the officer's notes, an accident report or a witness statement etc.. To obtain disclosure, complete the disclosure request form sent out with the Notice of Trial and mail, fax or deliver it to the Prosecutor's Office. Our fax number is
For defendants with speeding, careless driving or multiple charges, a resolution meeting with a prosecutor may be arranged once you have a trial date set. Even if a resolution is reached, you will still need to attend court. Call
519-661-1911 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday to arrange for a resolution meeting.
How do I pay a parking ticket?
Parking tickets should be paid within 15 days of their issue date. The due date will be included on the ticket. Methods of payment are:
In person at:
Provincial Offences Court
824 Dundas Street, London
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:15 pm
By mail to:
P.O.Box 5400 STN A