In November 2000, the Province of Ontario transferred the responsibility for the administration and prosecution of the Provincial Offences to the Town of Perth. This office is responsible for the administration of the Provincial Offences Court for the County of Lanark, of Parts I, II, and III of the Provincial Offences Act.
These non-criminal charges, heard by a Justice of the Peace, can include a number of different types of charges covered under the Provincial Offences Act including the Highway Traffic Act (such as speeding and driving while suspended), Liquor Licence Act, Trespass to Property Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (such as failing to have insurance) and municipal by-law contraventions (such as allow dogs to run at large). Court sessions are open to the public.
|Location of the Administrative Office/Courtroom|
|The Corporation of the Town of Perth
80 Gore Street East
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|How to pay your fine|
*Cheques being mailed to 80 Gore Street East, Perth are to be made payable to The Town of Perth.
1) For ticket payments, general enquiries or if you have received a Notice of Fine and Due Date: 613-326-3122
2) For questions about old fines, Final Notices, Collection Notices or to apply for an Extension of Time to Pay: Sheila at 613-326-3122
3) For disclosure requests or to set up a meeting with the prosecutor: 613-267-3311, extension 2250 - (Leave a voice message)
4) All other enquiries, including appeals, re-openings, trials and adjournments: Liz at 613-267-3311, extension 2244
|Options available on the back of the Offence Notice|
|IMPORTANT If you have received an offence notice and you do not exercise one of the options listed on the back of the offence notice within 15 days, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and a justice may enter a conviction against you. Upon conviction, additional costs will be added and steps will be taken to enforce your defaulted fine. For example: information may be provided to a consumer reporting agency and for certain offences, including speeding, your driver's license may be suspended.
If you fail to notify the court office of address changes, you may not receive important notices (e.g., your Notice of Trial or Notice of Fine and Due Date).
|Forms and guides|