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Provincial Offences

The Provincial Offences office is located on Level 1 of the Civic Centre. 

The most common fines issued are speeding tickets, liquor tickets, insurance fines, hunting and fishing fines as well as several other offences under the Provincial Offences Act.

All Provincial Offences Act trials are heard in the courtroom located adjacent to the POA Administration office on Level 1 of the Civic Centre.

For a defendants guide on how the court process works and what is expected in a courtroom setting, see the Ontario Court of Justice website.

POA Fine Payments

Option #1

Notice: This option is not available during the province-wide emergency brake.


Payments for any Provincial Offences fine issued across the province of Ontario can be paid at this office in person using Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash or cheque.

Payments are also accepted by mail using Visa, MasterCard, cheque, or money order. Mail to: 
Civic Centre - Level 1
99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6

Payments cannot be made over the phone.

Online payments are accepted through eServices by using Visa or MasterCard only.

It may take up to 5 business days for payments to apply.

Pay POA Fine Online

Option #2
If you are not looking to dispute the Charge issued, you may proceed with a plea of guilt and provide submissions to penalty. This is a pre-scheduled audio Court proceeding that will take place by telephone. A Justice of the Peace will register a conviction to the original Charge and may reduce the set fine and total payable and/or provide an extension of time to pay the fine. All convictions are registered with the Ministry of Transportation and demerit points are applied accordingly. If you wish to proceed with this option, you must contact the Provincial Offences Office by telephone at (705) 541-7334 to schedule the date/time for the pre-scheduled audio Court proceeding.
 
Option #3
If you wish to dispute the Charge issued, you may request a Trial by filling in the Notice of Intention under Option 3 on the back of your ticket. If you no longer have your copy of the ticket, replacement documents may be obtained from the Provincial Offences Office. Documents must be submitted in person to the Provincial Offences Office or electronically to poaoffice@cityssm.on.ca. All requests must be submitted within 45 days of the Offence Date. Once your request has been submitted, a Trial date will be set and you will have an opportunity to have resolution discussions with the Prosecutor in advance of the Trial date.


Melanie Borowicz-Sibenik
Assistant City Solicitor / Senior Litigation Counsel

Contact Us

Phone
705-541-7334

Email
poaoffice@cityssm.on.ca

Fax
705-759-5395

TTY
1-877-688-5528

Location
Civic Centre - Level 1

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