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Fines and Provincial Offences

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.

courthouse lobby

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

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.

You can also pay your fine at any Provincial Offences Administration office within Ontario.

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 and MasterCard accepted
(VISA debit combination cards are not accepted)

phone Pay by phone

519-537-4890
VISA and MasterCard accepted
(VISA debit combination cards are not accepted)

Ticket Options

If you have received a Provincial Offences Notice you must choose one of the three options outlined on the back of your ticket within 15 days.

Please review these options prior to making a decision. If you have any questions, call 519-537-4890.

Important!

If you do not exercise one of the three options within 15 days of receiving your Provincial Offences Notice, you will be deemed to not be in dispute of the charge and a Justice of the Peace may enter a conviction against you. 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, you driver’s licence may be suspended.

Going to Court

If you have chosen to contest your ticket in court, please read the following information.

Court starts at 10 a.m. sharp, and you must arrive on time. Upon arriving, check in with the POA Court office to take a number. Numbers are handed out on a first come, first serve basis. These numbers will help determine the sequence for the day’s cases.

Please note, this order is determined by the Prosecutor. Prepare to stay the full day, it may be necessary.

court room

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.

 

Hours and Holidays

Holidays - 2016

Monday, February 15 - closed
Friday, March 25 - closed
Monday, May 23 - closed
Friday, July 1 - closed
Monday, August 1 - closed
Monday, September 5 - closed
Monday, October 10 - closed
Friday, November 11 – closed
Friday, December 23 – closed at noon
Monday, December 26 – closed
Tuesday, December 27 – closed
Friday, December 30 – closed at noon

Holidays - 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017 – closed

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.