The City of Barrie manages two administrative centres—one in Barrie and one in Orillia—and four satellite court locations.
Barrie Provincial Offences Office 45 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 5R7
Phone: (705) 739-4291 Fax: (705) 739-4292
POA.Barrie@barrie.ca Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm (excl. holidays)For the Wasaga Beach, Innisfil (Churchill) and Collingwood satellite court locations contact the Barrie office.
Orillia Provincial Offences Office Willow Court Plaza
575 West Street, South, Unit #10,
Orillia, ON L3V 7N6
Phone: (705) 326-2960
Fax: (705) 326-3613
POA.Orillia@barrie.ca Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm (excl. holidays)For the Penetanguishene
satellite court location contact the Orillia office.
Barrie is one of Ontario's leading communities in accessibility and is committed to accessibility and the tenets of the AODA. Accessible alternate formats and communication supports are available upon request by emailing
The documents for download listed below do not include various POA forms.
View forms available for download.
The City of Barrie’s Court Services branch provides administrative services for matters before the
Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, for all municipalities within the County of Simcoe.
Services include the processing of charges under Provincial statutes, processing of Provincial Offence fine payments, scheduling of Provincial Offence trials, etc.
All court matters scheduled from Monday, March 16, 2020, through to and including January 22, 2021, are currently being re-scheduled as per Court Order. This includes matters scheduled at our satellite locations in Churchill, Collingwood, Penetanguishene and Wasaga Beach.
All re-scheduled court appearances will proceed by "Remote Means" until further notice. This means our facilities will remain closed to the public and all defendants will have to appear by audio (phone) or video (over the internet).
If a defendant has changed their address (i.e. moved), and has not yet advised the court, they are to contact the applicable court administration office noted below to update their address.
Defendants who have received a summons with a return date of January 25, 2021, or later, will have to appear by "Remote Means" until further notice. This means our facilities will remain closed to the public and all defendants will have to appear by audio (phone) or video (over the internet).
A "Supplementary Notice Issued With Summons" will be provided to defendants with their summons by the officer, or a notice will be mailed to the defendant’s last known address on file with the Court. The notice will include the remote contact information (audio and video) defendants require to be able to
appear before the Court by audio or video on the stated court date noted on the summons.
If defendants are unsure what virtual court they must connect with on their court date, or have other questions, they may contact the noted offices below:
For files starting with 3860:
705-739-4291 (Barrie) or
For files starting with 3861:
705-326-2960 (Orillia) or
Defendants with ticket file numbers starting with "3860" or "3861" (in the top left corner) may exercise Option #1 on their ticket (Plea of Guilt – voluntary payment of total payable), by submitting full payments with VISA or MasterCard credit cards online via
For your convenience, we now accept VISA and MasterCard credit card payments over the phone. NOTE: Visa-Debit and Mastercard-Debit cannot be processed.
Defendants with ticket file numbers starting with "3860" or "3861" (in the top left corner) may exercise Option #2 on their ticket (Plea of Guilty and make submissions as to amount of the fine or time to pay), by contacting the appropriate court office noted below. A date to appear by audio conference before a justice of the peace will be arranged by court administration staff.
Defendants with ticket file numbers starting with "3860" or "3861" (in the top left corner) may exercise Option #3 on their ticket (Request a Trial), by following the instructions contained on the reverse side of their ticket. Additional filing options are available by contacting the appropriate court office noted below:
For files starting with 3860: 705-739-4291 (Barrie) or
For files starting with 3861705-326-2960 (Orillia) or
Enforcement of outstanding fines will recommence February 27th, 2021. Defendants who owe fines need to ensure they are paid by the due dates. If fines are past due and owing, defendants may face additional sanctions including but not limited to additional late fees; driver’s licence suspensions; vehicle plate denials; collection fees; credit rating implications; and civil court actions.
Inquiries incuding extensions of time to pay and reopening applications may be direct to:
For files starting with 3860: 705-739-4291 (Barrie) or
For files starting with 3861705-326-2960 (Orillia) or
For additional information, please visit the
Ministry of Attorney General website.
The Provincial Offences Act (POA) sets out procedures for the administration and prosecution of offences under provincial statutes and regulations, and municipal by-laws. Designated municipalities are responsible for the administration of courts hearing POA matters and the prosecution of certain POA cases on behalf of the Attorney General. Examples of such cases include:
There are three different types of Provincial Offence notices:
You can pay Barrie and Orillia Court Service area fines
online, by mail, over the telephone (NOTE: Visa-Debit and Mastercard-Debit cannot be processed) or in person at any Provincial Offences Court location in Ontario. Please review
important payment information.
The Ontario Court of Justice continues to work closely with the Ministry of the Attorney General and Provincial Offences courts to resume
Provincial Offences Act (POA) proceedings across the province.
Given the government’s January 12, 2021 declaration of a second state of emergency and the continued operational impacts of COVID-19 to court operations, the Ontario Court of Justice recognizes the need to rely on remote court options for parties and participants in POA proceedings to ensure access to justice is maintained.
In recognition of this need, the Court is taking a number of steps to direct scheduling in a manner that supports remote hearings and encourages effective use of the very limited capacity of in-person proceedings.
For the latest information pertaining to proceedings held in the Provincial Offences Courts throughout the province, please refer to
COVID-19: Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public re: Provincial Offences Act Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice.
Appearing remotely for a court hearing is new to all of us. As such, we have compiled a
User Guide and Best Practices for Remote Hearings in Provincial Offences Courts to assist those who are appearing virtually before the Court.
Persons may attend a court by either audio only by phone or video (audio/visual) over the internet. Persons require a smart phone or computer and a good internet connection to connect over the internet.
All courts have the same toll-free phone number: 1-855-703-8985
To connect to the internet, click on the following link:
Ensure you choose the correct courtroom’s Meeting ID and Passcode:
Courtroom #1Dedicated to the Orillia Court Service area for both non-trial and trial matters.
Courtroom #2Dedicated to the Barrie Court Service area for non-trial and trial matters.
Meeting ID: 962 5164 2470
Passcode/Participant ID: 207154
Meeting ID: 918 0108 2684
Passcode/Participant ID: 282527
Should you have any difficulty connecting, please refer to the
User Guide and Best Practices for Remote Hearings in Provincial Offences Courts.
If you have chosen Option #3 (request a trial) as noted on your Offence Notice, or have received a Part I summons ticket with a court appearance date), you may wish to explore an Early Resolution option of your matter. This option can be exercised once you have received your Notice of Trial or if you have received a summons. Please submit a
Request for Early Resolution Teleconference.
Request for early resolution must be made well in advance of your trial date. We may not be able to schedule you for a suitable teleconference court if the docket reaches capacity or if your request is made too close to your trial date.
Anyone charged with an offence has a right to receive disclosure of the evidence that may be used at his/her trial if requested. It may take 6 – 8 weeks to process a disclosure request so it is important to request disclosure well in advance of a trial date through the correct office in order for a defendant to have disclosure made available. When filing a request, be sure to include the ticket number(s), court date, court location, your name and contact information, including your e-mail address, officer badge number and enforcement agency.
For matters prosecuted by the City of Barrie, including most Part I Certificates of Offence where there are three options including a trial option, please complete this
Disclosure Request Form after the receipt of the Notice of Trial.
If you do not have a court date. Please complete this form Disclosure Request Form - No Court Date.
Requests for disclosure for matters not prosecuted by the City of Barrie (such as “Drive Under Suspension” or “Operate Motor Vehicle Without Insurance”) may be submitted by sending a fax to the local Crown’s office at (705) 739-6551.
You may have “grounds of appeal” from a Provincial Offence conviction, sentence, or both. Please refer to the Guide to Appeals in Provincial Offences Cases. POA appeals must be filed with the provincially administered Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) appeal court offices.
Appeal forms and information can be obtained at either OCJ administration offices (i.e. municipally administered POA court offices or the provincially administered appeal court offices), and from the forms section of this web page.
Please note: Fine payments are only accepted at
Provincial Offences Court offices in Ontario, not the Appeal Court offices.
The City of Barrie adopted a similar model of transcript production service as the Ontario Court of Justice (Criminal Division). Many other Provincial Offences Courts within the province also follow this model.
This new process will ensure quicker and easier access to transcripts, limiting delays and improving customer service.
Those requesting transcripts must access the Court Transcript Order Form. The form includes a list of the authorized court transcriptionists (ACT) vendors. The ordering party must select a vendor from this list which meets the ordering party's criteria for the transcription order. The ordering party must contact the selected vendor to discuss the order, including the timeframe the transcript is required, cost, payment methods, and delivery details.
Please note transcript preparation fees are governed by O. Reg. 94/14 and will be the same for all vendors.
Affidavit: General FormA written statement or declaration of facts that are sworn or affirmed to be true.
Notice of MotionLegal notification of a request to a justice of the peace for an order, either before, during, or after a trial or other proceeding.
Affidavit in Support of a Request for Reopening Part 1For use if a defendant is wishing to attempt a Re-opening of a Part I conviction where a defendant failed to appear at their trial through no fault of their own.
Replacement of Missing Documentation Part 1For use if a defendant lost their copy of a Part I ticket.
Notice of Appeals Parts 1 & 2For use in filing an appeal for matters where there were originally three options including a trial option (ticket) or for a parking ticket.
Notice of Appeal Part 3For use in filing an appeal for matters where there was a summons issued (Part III).
Application for Extension of Time to AppealFor use in filling an appeal when outside the 30 day allowable time frame.
Application to Appeal Without Paying the FineFor use when an appellant/defendant is unable to pay the fine prior to filing an appeal.
Notice of Abandonment of Appeal Parts 1 & 2For use if an applicant in an appeal is no longer proceeding with a Part I or II appeal.
Notice of Abandonment of Appeal Part 3For use if an applicant in an appeal is no longer proceeding with a Part III appeal.
Application for Extension of Time to Pay Fine.pdfFor use if a defendant requires more time to pay a fine after a conviction has occurred.
Preauthorized Payment Form (Barrie - 3860)For use if a defendant wishes to pay his/her Barrie Court Service area fine via credit card without attending a provincial offences office.
Preauthorized Payment Form (Orillia - 3861)For use if a defendant wishes to pay his/her Orillia Court Service area fine via credit card without attending a provincial offences office.
45 Cedar Pointe Drive Barrie, ON L4N 5R7
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am–4:30pm excluding holidays
Option 1: Plea of Guilty, Payment Out of Court To exercise option 1, within 15 days of receiving the ticket, pay the total payable amount at the bottom of your ticket. By paying your fine, you are stating that you are guilty of the charge. You can pay Barrie and Orillia Court Service area fines
online, by mail, over the telephone (NOTE: Visa-Debit and Mastercard-Debit cannot be processed) or in person at any Provincial Offences Court location in Ontario. List of Provincial Offences Offices
Option 2: Pleading Guilty with Submissions to Penalty To exercise option 2, within 15 days of receiving your ticket, attend at the location shown on the reverse side of your ticket during the times specified under option #2. A defendant can plead guilty and make submissions to the justice of the peace regarding the amount of fine and how much time you require to pay the fine. This option does not alter the number of demerit points associated with the offence in which you are charged.
For tickets starting with the number "3860", a justice of the peace is scheduled* in the Barrie office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. on a first come first served basis.
For tickets starting with the number "3861", a justice of the peace is scheduled* in the Orillia office on Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on a first come first served basis effective October 3rd, 2016.
Occasionally a justice of the peace is unavailable as scheduled; accordingly, you may wish to call ahead to determine justice of the peace availability. Barrie (3860): 705-739-4291; Orillia (3861): 705-326-2960
Option 3. Trial Option (Not Guilty) To exercise option #3, within 15 days of receiving the ticket, sign the reverse side of your ticket under option #3, and file your request for trial (ticket) with the court office noted under option #3. Filing can be completed by mailing your completed ticket to the address noted under option #3; or by:
Note: Be sure to include your new mailing address if it is different than what is noted on the front of your ticket (there is space under option #3 for this purpose).
You should receive a Notice of Trial in the mail within 3-4 weeks after our office receives your request. This notice will advise you when and where to appear for your trial. Please notify the correct court office of any change in address so that your Notice of Trial is mailed to the proper address. If you do not receive a Notice of Trial in 3–4 weeks, please contact the Provincial Offences Court office to confirm the status of your matter.
If you received a ticket and do not respond to one of the options listed on the ticket, the ticket will be processed to a fail to respond docket; you may be convicted in your absence and sentenced to pay a fine.
If you received a summons and do not appear in court on the date and time noted on the summons, you may be convicted in your absence and sentenced.
All fines other than parking offences are subject to a $5.00 cost, as per O/Reg. 945, as well as a Victim Fine Surcharge (VFS), as per O.Reg. 161/00 pursuant to Section 60.1 of the Provincial Offences Act. The total payable amount includes the $5.00 cost and the VFS. Failure to pay the total payable (i.e. fine, cost and VFS) by the due date may result in additional late fees, civil collection action and/or a driver's licence suspension, credit bureau notification and further legal actions.
You may, at any time request an extension of time for payment of a fine. The Application for Extension of Time to Pay Fine will be considered by the Clerk of the Court or Justice of the Peace. An application can be brought even after the fine has gone into default pursuant to Section 69 of the Provincial Offences Act.
For tickets starting with the number "3860", and for summons matters issued in the Barrie area please call 705-739-4291.
For tickets starting with the number "3861", and for summons matters issued in the Orillia area, please call 705-326-2960.
Please have your ticket number or driver's licence number ready.
A licence suspension due to an unpaid fine must be paid in full at any Provincial Offences office in Ontario before the licence can be reinstated. The Ministry of Transportation charges a reinstatement fee as a condition of reinstatement on certain suspensions. The reinstatement fee may be paid at any Drivers and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office.
Please note that the Provincial Offences Court Office cannot waive the Ministry's reinstatement fee. For further information about other types of driver's licence suspensions, the Ministry’s reinstatement fee, and Drivers and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office locations please call 1-800-387-3445 or visit the
If you know in advance of your scheduled court date that you cannot attend or proceed with your matter, you may seek an adjournment. You must first call the appropriate court office to obtain a proper court date for the motion to be heard.
A copy of the Notice of Motion must be served on the applicable prosecutor/prosecution office at least three clear days prior to the motion date, and filed with the applicable court office at least 2 days prior to the motion date with proof of service of the motion on the prosecutor.
Proof of service can be by way of stamped acknowledgment on the original motion by the prosecutor/prosecution office, by affidavit or by proof of facsimile transmission. If you are not successful with a motion and do not attend on your trial date, you may be found guilty in your absence.
If, on a scheduled court date you cannot attend or proceed with your matter, someone else acting on your behalf will have to attend court and explain to the justice of the peace why you cannot attend. The justice of the peace may grant an adjournment of your matter, or order that the trial proceed in your absence. Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases
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