Notice to the public regarding Provincial Offences Act matters

The Ministry of the Attorney General is advising the public that all Provincial Offences Act matters scheduled from Monday, March 16, 2020 through to and including Friday, April 3, 2020 will be adjourned and rescheduled to a later date. If you have a matter scheduled during this time, you do not need to attend court. A notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court.

Please note that administrative services such as processing payment for tickets and fines continue to be available at the Northumberland branch of the Provincial Offences Court at 860 William Street, Cobourg. Residents are encouraged to pay their ticket online, and to access online forms, by visiting Northumberland.ca/POA.

In addition, please be advised that the Chief Justice has made an order pursuant to s. 85 extending certain timelines for the Ontario Court of Justice under the Provincial Offences Act until April 23, 2020. The following timelines have been extended:

Sections 5(6), 5.1(b), 5.1(12), 9(1)(a), 11(1), 11(4), 17.1(6.1), 18(1), 18.1(5), 18.2(1), 18.3(1), 19, 66(1), 69(1), 116(2)(a), 116(3) and 135(2) of the Provincial Offences Act, and sections 5(2) and 5(3) of the Rules of the Ontario Court (General Division) and the Ontario Court (Provincial Division) in Appeals Under Section 116 of the Provincial Offences Act, O. Reg. 723/94.

A copy of the order is available on the Ontario Court of Justice website. 

For more information, please contact the Northumberland branch of the Provincial Offences court:

General Inquiry

Phone: 905-372-3329 ext. 5300

Fax: 905-372-6529

 Accessibility Inquiry

Phone: 905-372-3329 x5293

Fax: 905-372-6529

Email