- Court costs are an amount to be paid by the defendant for the service of the offence notice and/or summons and upon conviction of an offence. The costs are authorized by Section 60 of the Provincial Offences Act and the amount is set by Regulation.
- The Victim Fine Surcharge is imposed by the Provincial Government and is added to every fine imposed under the the Provincial Offences Act. The amount of the Victim Fine Surcharge is variable, and is based on the amount of the set fine. Proceeds from the surcharge are used to maintain and expand provincial services to victims of crime.
- Pay all the outstanding fines that are suspending your licence.
- Pay the MTO reinstatement fee to the Ministry of Transportation.
- Allow 3-5 business day processing time after paying the fine(s) for the suspension order to be lifted.
- Check with the Ministry of Transportation before driving to ensure that your licence is valid.
- Under the rules for Appeal the fine is to be paid first, and must be at the POA office where the charge is from.
- Forms may be obtained at any Provincial Offences Court or Ontario Court of Jusitce office, but must be filed at the Ontario Court of Justice office where the charge is from.
- Part III appeals require transcripts from the original trial - 3 copies must be ordered, one for the Justice, one for the Prosecutor and one for the Appellant, the transcripts are to be ordered at the POA office and a deposit will be required.
What does it mean when I receive a ticket (Part I offence) with a court date written on the bottom of my ticket but no fine amount?
For a Part III offence if you do not appear on the date that you have been summonsed or any subsequent court date you may have a bench warrant issued,or trial may be scheduled and proceed in your absence. Court costs in the amount of $30.00 will be applied on top of the fine imposed for failure to appear.