Overview

In Ontario, the Provincial Offences Act sets out the rules for:

  1. parking violations
  2. non-criminal offences (under the Highway Traffic Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Liquor Licence Act, for example)

These offences are handled by municipal court offices and can include traffic or noise by-law offences, building code violations, not having proof of insurance, public intoxication and trespassing.

Check the status of a traffic ticket or fine

You can check the status of all tickets or fines, issued under the Provincial Offences Act.

You cannot check the status of tickets or fines for:

  • criminal matters
  • parking tickets
  • cases under appeal
  • cases with publication bans
  • charges involving anyone under 16 years of age

Before you search for a ticket

Make sure you have the location code and offence number printed on your ticket or notice, so you can look up your case.

If you’ve received a “summons” (an order to appear in front of a justice of the peace) you will need the case number on the summons. If you don’t have this information, or you’ve lost your ticket, contact the municipal court office in the jurisdiction where your ticket or fine was issued.

Check a ticket or fine

Request a meeting to discuss your case

Depending on your case, and where you live, you may be able request a meeting to discuss your ticket with a prosecutor before going to trial.

This service is currently available for tickets issued in:

  • Belleville-Hastings
  • Caledon
  • Dufferin
  • Durham Region
  • Elgin County
  • Haldimand
  • Halton Region
  • Hamilton
  • Mississauga
  • Niagara Region
  • Oxford County
  • Perth County
  • Sudbury
  • Waterloo
  • Windsor

If the service is available in your area, you can request a meeting if you recently received a ticket and have not:

  • paid the fine
  • already requested a trial
  • been found guilty for not responding to your ticket within 15 days

This option is not available if you received a summons (an order to appear in front of a justice of the peace).

To request a meeting:

  1. go to our online system
  2. enter the information on the ticket or notice
  3. click on “Request an early resolution meeting”
  4. include all information, including your email address and phone number
  5. submit your request

Where to pay a ticket or fine

To pay a ticket or fine, issued under the Provincial Offences Act:

  1. go to our online system
  2. enter the information on the ticket or notice
  3. you will be directed to a municipal court office website, which will tell you how to pay your ticket

Schedule a trial

You cannot schedule a trial online.

To ask for a trial, you need to follow the instructions printed on the back of your ticket.

If you don’t have this information, or have lost your ticket, contact the municipal court office in the jurisdiction where your ticket or fine was issued.