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Provincial Offence (POA) ticket

Other Ticket (POA Tickets) Options During COVID-19 Operations

Other tickets include but are not limited to driving offences, By-law tickets, summons, red light cameras, etc. For more information about POA tickets, please view the “Where to find your ticket or infraction number” section on this page.

Option 1 - Pay the fine

Pay your fine online

  • VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
  • Prepaid or reloadable credit cards or gift cards cannot be used.
  • In order to protect the identity of our clients and safeguard the City of Ottawa’s assets, a service charge applies to each ticket payment in addition to any other service charge applied by your financial institution. Fees payable are calculated based on 1.75% of the ticket amount owing to a maximum of $3.00 service charge applies per ticket in addition to any other service charge applied by your financial institution.

By telephone

For fine payments, please call 613-580-2638 Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 4pm.

For all other court-related inquiries, please call 3-1-1 and dial option 3 to speak to a City of Ottawa agent.

Note: for parking tickets, please call the automated payment system at 613-738-7719, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

By mail

Send your payment to:

City of Ottawa

Fine Payment Office

P.O. Box 3430, Station D

Ottawa, OntarioK1P 1J4

When sending a payment in the mail:

  • We only accept cheques or money orders by mail.
  • Cheques and money orders are payable to the City of Ottawa. You must include the ticket number on your payment method.
  • Cash or credit card payments are NOT accepted by mail.
  • Payments are credited only when received and processed, not the postmarked date.

Option 2 - Plea of Guilty with Submissions as to Penalty

Option 3 - Requesting a trial date or a meeting with the prosecutor

Online

By mail

Complete the back of your ticket and send to:

Provincial Offences Act Office

100 Constellation Drive, 1st floor

Ottawa, Ontario

K2G 6J8

Trial Request Updates

If your request for trial is approved, you will receive a trial date in the mail once court offices are open. To find out the status of your case, please visit the Provincial Court Look-up Tool.

Other Online Court Services

Extension of Time to Pay

If you require more time to pay your fine you may submit a Motion for Extension of Time to Pay Fine Time To Pay form. Your application will be carefully reviewed by a local Justice of the Peace before it is granted or denied.

This process can take up to 10 business days. You may verify the status of your Extension application by using the City of Ottawa’s Look-Up Tool.

Reopening A Matter

If you would like to reopen a matter for which you have been convicted, you may submit a Request for Reopening in-person by visiting City Hall.  Your application will be carefully reviewed by a local Justice of Peace before it is granted or denied.

This Process can take up to 10 business days.  You may verify the status of your Reopening by using the City of Ottawa's Look-Up Tool.

Disclosure

Disclosure refers to a "disclosure package" which is provided by the Prosecution Office to the accused person or their agent/lawyer.  The package usually includes the charge, officers notes, witness statements, and other information gathered by the enforcement agency during their investication such as pictures, recordings and other things.

If you have a trial and/or first attendance meeting scheduled, you can make a request for disclosure by submitting the online disclosure request

For more information, please call the Provincial Offences Act Office by dialing 3-1-1, and choosing option 3.