DUE TO THE PROVINCIALLY DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THE PROVINCE WIDE SHUTDOWN EFFECTIVE APRIL 8TH, 2021, OUR BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
Gore Bay Provincial Offences Payment Options:
We accept payment by mail, by telephone, or you can drop payment into the library book drop box beside the back door of our building. WE DO NOT HAVE AN ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION.
Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to Town of Gore Bay – POA.
VISA/MasterCard payments may be made by mail, by telephone (705)282-2837, or you can drop payment into the library book drop box beside the back door of our building. If you need to leave a telephone message, your message will be returned at our earliest opportunity.
Get information about tickets or fines for how much you owe, where to pay and how to request a meeting with a prosecutor before your trial. Click the link POA Charges Look Up
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IN RELATION TO COVID-19:
Payments and tickets (ticket filing) may still be dropped off at the back door of the building using the Library Book Drop Box.
Timelines for most Provincial Offences Act matters have returned to normal. Check your ticket or fine notice and ignore ticket instructions that say “do not mail” or “you must attend in person”. With Gore Bay POA you can request a trial or early resolution meeting by mail, fax or email.
The extension of statutory timelines up to and including February 26, 2021, including time to exercise your options on the Offence Notice (ticket), has now expired. You now have until March 29, 2021, to exercise your option.
At Gore Bay POA we have resumed Early Resolution Meetings by Audio (no in-person). We are currently working on the resumption of POA trials with expectations they will be by remote appearance (Zoom Meeting audio and/or video). We are in the beginning stages of scheduling non-trial matters ie. first appearances, guilty pleas, withdrawals, motions, stays, judgement delivery, sentencing hearings, adjournments, applications, JPT’s, “to be spoken to” and “to set date” court appearances.
All in-person provincial offences trials are being rescheduled. If you are a defendant, a notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court. If you were summoned to appear in court for a provincial offence during the period March 16, 2020, up to and including January 22, 2021, you do not need to attend, as the matter will be rescheduled.
Ontario Court of Justice appeal timelines are now extended to September 7, 2021.
IF YOU RECENTLY RECEIVED A NOTICE OF A COURT APPEARANCE WITH THE GORE BAY POA, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND YOU ARE NOT TO ATTEND IN PERSON. YOUR APPEARANCE WILL BE DONE REMOTELY, BY ZOOM MEETING. TO JOIN THE TOWN OF GORE BAY POA VIRTUAL COURT SESSION, USING A COMPUTER OR TELEPHONE, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING CODES:
Zoom Meeting ID 91703073542
If you have any questions about the scheduling of your Provincial Offences Act offence, please contact the Town of Gore Bay Provincial Offences Office at 705-282-2837 or email email@example.com
If you have any further questions or concerns, visit https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/notice-to-public-regarding-provincial-offences-act-matters/.”