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Provincial Offences and Fines

Parking tickets are fines for breaking parking rules, not provincial offences, find payment options on our Pay a Parking Ticket page.

The City operates the Provincial Offences Court and administration office at 362 Montreal St. on behalf of the City of Kingston and Frontenac County.

Check our guide for defendants in English and French.

The Court's responsibilities include:

  • customer service
  • processing provincial offence charges
  • accepting fine payments for provincial offence charges
  • scheduling trials and managing courtrooms proceedings
  • enforcement and collection of outstanding fines

Have a court date or a summons to attend court? 

If you receive a summons to appear, you, or someone representing you (an agent or counsel), must appear at court (in person or remotely) on the date listed on the summons. If you do not appear the court as directed, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest, or a trial may proceed and you could be convicted in your absence.

You may attend court in-person at 362 Montreal St. or remotely using Zoom.

Note: If you choose to attend remotely, please review our Remote Court Appearances Guide. It is also your responsibility to ensure that you can connect to the session. If you have difficulty connecting remotely, please contact our office at 613-547-8557.

Review our 2024 Court Schedule and the Provincial Offences Act forms.

Moved recently?

If you have moved since your last appearance, please email poacourt@cityofkingston.ca  or call at 613-547-8557 to provide your email, phone number and current address, so that you do not miss important information regarding your matter.

Paying offences and fines online

You can only pay fines with a location code of 0960 on our website. We recommend to pay three to five days before the due date. Electronic payments may take up to three business days to process.

Additional administrative fees might be applied to your ticket depending on the ticket's issue date. The exact fees will be shown during the payment process. 

For online payments, you are required to have: 

  1. A copy of the notice 
  2. VISA, MasterCard, Amex and Interac@Online
    • If paying by credit card, you will need your security ID

If you need more time to pay a fine or have questions about your fine, court date, or the options available to you, call at 613-547-8557 or email poacourt@cityofkingston.ca.

Offence Notice

If you receive an Offence Notice, you have 15 days from the date on the Notice to pursue one of these options:

  • Online: Pay your Offence Notice now
  •  In-person at The Provincial Offences Court: 362 Montreal St.
    • Debit 
    • Cash 
    • Visa or Mastercard 
    • Cheque 
    • Money order 
  • Mail: 362 Montreal St. Kingston, ON, K7K 3H5
    • Cheque 
    • Money order

This means you admit your guilt for the offense, but you also wish to present an argument against the penalty associated with the offense.

If you have submissions as to penalty for a guilty plea, you can appear: 

  • In-person at the Provincial Offences Court, 362 Montreal St., Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. without an appointment. Please contact our office to confirm availability. 
  • Remote. This can be arranged by appointment, please get in touch with the court office. 

Note: A Justice of the Peace cannot reduce or remove demerit points that may be associated with traffic offences. 

If you wish to enter a plea of not guilty to your Offence Notice, you can request a trial. To request a trial:

  1. Complete the required information on the back of your Notice
    • make sure your current address is on the Notice, as we will use this to respond to your request 
  2. Submit your trial request to The Provincial Offences Court

Note: If you send your trial request by mail, we must still receive it within 15 days of the date on the Notice.

Pay Notice of Trial

Red-light camera

This informs you that you were caught by a red-light camera for a traffic violation, like running a red light. For more information about red-light cameras, check out our red light cameras page.

Pay Red Light Camera Offence Notice 

Notice of fine and due date

With this standard Offence Notice, you need to pay the fine by the date specified in the Notice.

Pay Notice of Fine and Due Date

Final or collections notice

You may receive this Notice because you have an overdue fine that will be or has already been been sent to a Collection Agency. 

Pay Final or Collections Notice

Check the status of tickets and fines online

You can review the status of your tickets and fines online, you can also get information for how much you owe.

Suspended licenses 

If your driver's license is suspended due to unpaid fines, you must clear all outstanding fines and fees to get it reinstated. However, if you cannot afford the full amount, visit a court office to apply for an extension of time to pay and arrange a payment plan. There will be a wait period before your license can be reinstated.

You may be able to pay your overdue fines and a reinstatement fee at a Service Ontario location if you have no other outstanding licensing requirements. 

Service Ontario locations: 

  1. 1201 Division St., Kingston, Ontario K7K 6X4 
  2. 1650 Bath Rd., Kingston, Ontario K7M 4X6 

For general inquiries, call 1-800-267-8097.

Contact the Ministry of Transportation Driver Vehicle Bureau directly if you have any questions.

Check the status of your driver’s licence.

Speed measuring device manuals

If you have been charged with speeding and the officer used a radar or laser device to obtain the speed reading, you can obtain a copy of the relevant manual for the device used by downloading the manual below. The officer's notes will indicate what device the officer used.

Note: if you require an alternate format please Contact Us.

Complaints

If you have a complaint, please contact the Administrator of the Provincial Offences Court:

  • Mail:

Court Administrator
Ontario Court of Justice - Provincial Offences
City of Kingston
362 Montreal Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7K 3H5

Contact

Provincial Offences Court
362 Montreal St.
Kingston, ON K7K 3H5
Phone: 613-547-8557
Office hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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